One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from Global Faiths

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One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from Global Faiths

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Fox believes that the spiritual traditions of the world must combine their wisdom if the human race is to survive.  He lays out 18 themes that he considers basic to human survival and that are common to all the spiritual traditions of the world. Fox calls on all the world traditions for their wisdom and their inspiration in presenting a work that is far more than a list of theological position papers but a new way to pray—to meditate in a global spiritual context on the wisdom all our traditions share.  The title of the book derives from a saying from Meister Eckhart: “God is a great underground river that no one can stop and no one can dam up.”  Fox believes that there is one underground river but many wells into that river—a Buddhist well and a Taoist well, a Jewish well and a Christian well, a Muslim well and a Celtic well, a goddess well and an indigenous well, the well of today’s science and more.  Fox calls on the wisdom of all these wells to leads us down to the one underground river of Wisdom.  The guiding principles are 18 themes or “New Myths and Visions” that in fact all these wells hold in common though express diversely.  These themes include: the sacredness of creation, meditation, compassion, holy imagination, life after death, suffering, sacred sexuality, multiple names for Divinity, spiritual warriorhood and more.  This is not a book of theological position papers or of teachings about world religions.  It is an interactive, participatory sharing of the deepest sources of the world’s spiritual traditions including the mystics and sacred scriptures of all these traditions.  It is mystical reading as well as analysis.  Read it and be prepared for transformation!

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Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: TarcherPerigee (June 17, 2004)
ISBN-10: 1585423262
ISBN-13: 978-1585423262