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Free eBook Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality Presented in Four Paths, Twenty-Six Themes, and Two Questions download ISBN: 1585420670
Author: Matthew Fox
Publisher: TarcherPerigee; 1st Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam ed edition (October 9, 2000)
Language: English
Pages: 384
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Subcategory: Catholicism
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Matthew Fox is well-known for having revived the tradition of Creation Spirituality and for being a. .

Matthew Fox is well-known for having revived the tradition of Creation Spirituality and for being a compelling voice for ecological and socially progressive causes. He is the author of 35 books, including Original Blessing, which has sold more than a quarter million copies. The answer to these and other questions will be found in this wonderful book, "Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality Presented in Four Paths, Twenty-Six Themes and Two Questions" by Matthew Fox, a one time Roman Catholic, turned Episcopalian Benedictine Monk. The Four Paths are: 1) The Via (Path) Postiva (Positive) which is something that we get.

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Matthew Fox holds a doctorate in the history and theology of spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris. He founded the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland to continue his work, but it closed in 2007

Matthew Fox holds a doctorate in the history and theology of spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris. He founded the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland to continue his work, but it closed in 2007. He is the author of over 30 books including Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, A Spirituality Named Compassion, The Reinvention of Work, The Hidden Spirituality of Men, Christian Mystics, The . Project: An Educational Transformation for Post-Modern Times, and Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times. Библиографические данные.

This is a beautiful and deeply spiritual book and Fox is one of my great heroes, with others like bishop Shelby Spong and here in the UK Richard Holloway. With my upbringing as well as attending two separate Christian universities, it seemed to me that many people were missing at least one or two very important things. when it came to how they viewed themselves in context to the rest of the world and even to God from within the shroud of Christianity.

Description: Maverick theologian Matthew Fox provides a daring view of historical Christianity and a theologically sound basis for personal discovery of spiritual liberation. In this revolutionary work, Fox shows how Christianity once celebrated beauty, compassion, justice, and provided a path of positive knowledge and ecstatic connection with all creation. Maverick theologian Matthew Fox provides a daring view of historical Christianity and a theologically sound basis for personal discovery of spiritual liberation.

In this "reissue" of a critically acclaimed bestseller, maverick theologian Matthew Fox provides a daring view of historical Christianity and a theologically sound basis for personal discovery of spiritual liberation. 15 people like this topic.

Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality Presented in Four Paths, Twenty-Six Themes, and Two Questions, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam 2000, ISBN 1-58542-067-0. Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh: Lessons for Transforming Evil in Soul and Society, Doubleday (published, 2000. ISBN 978-0-609-60087-0. Anonymous · 10 years ago.

Original blessing: A primer in creation spirituality presented in four paths, twenty-six themes, and two questions. The spirituality of imperfection: Storytelling and the journey to wholeness. New York: Bantam Books. Los Angeles, CA: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam. Gorsuch, R. & Hao, J. Y. (1993). Forgive for good: A proven prescription for health and happiness.

A Primer in Creation d in Four Paths, Twenty-Six Themes, and Two Questions. Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice. Thomas Berry author, The Dream of the Earth; The Great Work; co-author, The Universe Story. Original Blessing is a revolutionary event in the spiritual life of our people.

Here is a reissue of the critically acclaimed bestseller, named one of the "20 books that changed the world" in New Age Journal's Annual Source Book for 1995. Maverick theologian Matthew Fox provides a daring view of historical Christianity and a theologically sound basis for personal discovery of spiritual liberation.In this revolutionary work, Fox shows how Christianity once celebrated beauty, compassion, justice, and provided a path of positive knowledge and ecstatic connection with all creation.
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Anicasalar
I borrowed this book from a friend, but had to replace her copy because I had taken such copious notes in the one she loaned me. I come from a Lutheran background, with about 25 years of non-denominational, fundamentalist church-going on top of that. I have never known anything other than the sin/redemption idea of spirituality! Matthew Fox's writing opened my mind to the idea that God is absolutely crazy about me and nothing I can do will lessen his love for me. I feel I'm finally free to explore the God that I was always hoping to find; the God that isn't disappointed in my daily lack of spiritual perfection. I can understand why this book makes some people so mad-- it questions why religions are so strongly bent on keeping people in a system that upholds the male-dominated, "pleasure equals sin" dogma.
I also recommend Rob Bell's book, "Love Wins" as an additional resource that will enhance your spiritual seeking.
Chankane
Ever wondered what it would be like to worship God without the guilt? Ever wonder what it would be like to see and know God through what God has created? Ever wonder why we are so different, yet we are all the same? Is it possible to be on equal grounds with one another, in the eyes of Divinity, despite some of us being of a different ethnic background, religion or female? Does God love us no matter what? The answer to these and other questions will be found in this wonderful book, "Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality Presented in Four Paths, Twenty-Six Themes and Two Questions" by Matthew Fox, a one time Roman Catholic, turned Episcopalian Benedictine Monk.

The Four Paths are:
1) The Via (Path) Postiva (Positive) which is something that we get. Themes 1-10 are found on this path.
2) The Via Negativa (Negativity) which is something we lose, or let go of. Themes 11-14 are found here.
3) The Via Creativa (Creativity) which is celebrating who we really are, the image of the Divine. Themes 15-20.
4) The Via Transformativa (Transformation) which is how we become who we are destined to be. Themes 21-26.

There are three appendixes in the book, the first deals with Question One and the second with Question Two. The third appendix gives a list of books especially recommended to read for this type of spirituality and this book uses that list quite often when referencing.

Each chapter (what this book calls "Themes") starts off with plenty of quotations from different sources, all relevant to the subject of that particular theme. This book has several references and can come off as a bit scholarly, but if one takes his or her time, there is a lot of information strung throughout the book, the reader will surely be quite satisfied with the effort. It isn't difficult reading, but it can come off that way sometimes.

I got this book in excellent condition. It is a paperback with a dark green cover. The book is relatively heavy and fold back on itself, so during reading, I had to hold on to the book. I couldn't just sit the book down on a table and read. I got this book through Amazon Prime which is normally 2 business days, but because there was a weekend and a holiday, it was a couple of days shy of a week when I finally got the book (an oversight on my part).

I was recommended this book by a friend who was into Celtic Spirituality. He told me that this book helped him get started on his path. I am glad that I did get this book, because it has helped me put into perspective of how I can practically put what I learn from the Irish and Scottish monks into everyday use in this day and age. I proudly give it 5 stars and highly recommend it to everyone!
Bloodhammer
This is an important work. It helps overcome the damage done by preachers of retribution theology. God doesn't make junk. It ties into the Benedictine, Franciscan and Jesuit spiritualities that God is present in each and every person and in all of Creation. It is great for all who want to serve the "unchurched" and Spiritual Bout Not Religious (SBNR) Like Fr Berry said, "Put the Bible back on the shelf, God reveals Himself in nature."
Marilbine
Great. Wish I had read this years ago. It gives me a real understanding that we were not stained with an "original sin" but given an "orginal blessing"
Wat!?
How has it taken me this long to read this book? I've known about the author for more than two decades, but am just now reading his work and cannot get enough of his perspective; he's marvelous in how he expands upon and beyond the dogma in which I was raised (and left behind more than thirty years ago). Beautiful person and views of the sacred.
kinder
I believe this is one of the most important books ever written about religion and the importance of seeing that God's creation is good, including people. A positive worldview contributes to healing the divisions that have arisen because of too much negative theology. I am grateful to Matthew Fox for sharing his most enlightening spiritual vision with us.
Otiel
Matthew Fox writes that the Western emphasis on original sin/redemption has been and is still responsible for many of the ills in our society. Originally, Christianity was more of a nurturing, feminine religion, as were many of the tribal beliefs in times past. Original Blessing makes God into a more accessible, loving deity. Instead of being cursed at birth, we are blessed and given the chance to be innovative and loving. Mr. Fox's book helped me to see my relationship with God in a much more positive light.
I bought this book for a single chapter: "Debar the Creative ENERGY OF LIFE"
This chapter can help you understand: "The Word was in the beginning, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
And the Word became flesh and lived amoung us...The original "word" used for "The Word" was Debar, which means Creative and dynamic energy. This chapter alone can help Christians understand that Lord Jesus Christ is really the foundational energy of the universe, that is dynamic and creative. This understanding points to the primordial Light of Lord Jesus Christ,(all things were made through him) and goes hand in hand with Fox's understanding of The Cosmic Christ. Also the Word as Creative energy is in accord with the theology of St John, as he sets the readers of the gospel of John up to focus on Jesus as an object of devotion. And as I have found devotion is the doorway into the creative energy of life, the Jesus that is the same yesterday today, and tomarrow. I hope the book helps us you find the way of Jesus to be the eternal light of the universe.