Matthew Fox holds a doctorate in spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris and has authored more than 30 books on spirituality and modern culture. He was expelled from the Dominican order over 20 years ago. Fox has devoted 45 years to developing and teaching ancient mysticism and unity and has created new forms of education and worship. His work admires science and world spiritual traditions and has brought to the forefront earth-based mystical tradition of the West.
Matthew Fox teaches, “"We burst into the world as Original Blessings.’" He says that the only sin is the sin of dualism, of seeing people and things as being separate from one another. “The only sin is the refusal to see all as one.”
“We have to dig up our deepest wisdom from all our wisdom traditions, and most of that wisdom we share in common, as I have laid out in my book One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from Global Faiths. The survival issues we face, such as dealing with global climate change, the depleting oceans and forests and soil and animals and seeds and plants—these are not restricted to any faith tradition. They are about the survival and sustainability of the planet as we know it and therefore of our species as we know it. Science too can and should join as part of the wisdom tradition.”
Matthew Fox has said there is, “the need to balance contemplation with action. The need to honor our bodies and feed them well and exercise them accordingly. The issues of rendering education alive and creative, as opposed to boring and dull, and making it affordable. Learning as a spiritual experience, a sacred experience. Awakening the creativity in young people as this generation is being called upon to reinvent just about everything from religion to economics to politics and more. “
Matthew continues, “We need what Howard Thurman said: to put the God of life ahead of the God of religion.”
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