Rev. Matthew Fox, PhD
Thursday, January 26, 2023
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET
Thomas Aquinas was a fierce proponent of science and religion working in tandem. As he tells us, “a mistake about creation results in a mistake about God.” His teachings on revelation and nature; on finding “original goodness” (his words) and love of God in everyday things; on the priority of conscience; on “the common good;” on compassion — “the fire that Jesus came to set on the earth” — and justice; on non-dualism, all put him out front in today’s quest for an ecological and cosmological and post-patriarchal vision. We will explore many of these rich teachings and more.
Rev. Matthew Fox, PhD, author, theologian, and activist Episcopal priest, has been calling people of spirit and conscience into the Creation Spirituality lineage for over 50 years. His books (including The Tao of Thomas Aquinas: Fierce Wisdom for Hard Times, 2020), lectures, retreats, and innovative education models have ignited an international movement to awaken people to be mystics and prophets, contemplative activists, who honor and defend the Earth and work for justice. Rev. Fox founded the University of Creation Spirituality in 1996 to to establish a new pedagogy for learning spirituality that was grounded in an effort to reawaken the West to its own mystical traditions (in such figures as Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart and the mysticism of Thomas Aquinas) and to interact with contemporary scientists who are also mystics.
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