Prayer: A Radical Response to Life

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Prayer: A Radical Response to Life

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How do prayer and mysticism relate to the struggle for social and ecological justice? Fox defines prayer as a radical response to life that includes our “Yes” to life (mysticism) and our “No” to forces that combat life (prophecy). How do we define adult prayer?  And how—if at all—do prayer and mysticism relate to the struggle for social and ecological justice?  These are basic issues in any mature understanding of spirituality and in this book Fox defines prayer as a radical response to life that includes our “Yes” to life (mysticism) and our “No” to forces that combat life (prophecy). Originally published under the title On Becoming a Musical, Mystical Bear: Spirituality American Style, and one of Matthew Fox's earliest works, Prayer introduces a mystical/prophetic spirituality and a mature conception of how to pray.  Called a “classic” when it first appeared, it lays out the difference between the creation spirituality tradition and the fall/redemption tradition that has so dominated Western theology since Augustine.  A practical and theoretical book, it lays the groundwork for Fox’s later works. Fox offers the finest definition of prayer that I know.” – M. Scott Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled;  “A great book.  The most important book in spirituality since Blondel.”—Gregory Baum, editor of The Twentieth Century: A Theological Overview.

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Paperback: 192 pages
Published by TarcherPerigee in 2001
ISBN-10: 1585420980
ISBN-13: 978-1585420988