Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh (revised & Updated)



In this revised edition with a luminous foreword by Deepak Chopra and a new preface that brings the book up to date with the cataclysmic events of the new millennium, Matthew Fox illustrates how, contrary to mainstream church doctrine, flesh is the grounding of spirit.


Fox's book faces the single greatest obstacle of spirituality in the twenty-first century.....As millions walk away from organized religion, there's no better time for [Matthew Fox].

Deepak Chopra

Crafting a blueprint for social change, Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh points the way toward a deeper and more compassionate way to live while eloquently revealing the means to confront evil both within and without.

Progressive Christianity


Matthew Fox writes boldly and brilliantly about the seven cardinal sins of the spirit and the compassionate blessings of the flesh…it is a fine blend of his great intellectual prowess, creativity and love of humanity. 

--Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run with the Wolves


A scholarly masterpiece embodying a better vision and depth of perception far beyond the grasp of any one single science.  A breath-taking analysis.

--Diamuid O Murchu, Reclaiming Spirituality

A sweeping enticing vision, pulsing with Fox's unrelenting passion.

San Francisco Chronicle