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Creation Spirituality: Liberating Gifts for the Peoples of the Earth Paperback – March 29, 1991
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The controversial Fox ( The Coming of the Cosmic Christ , LJ 1/89) delivers a mystical manifesto for the salvation of our planet, melding Christian mysticism with contemporary social ideologies. "The creation spirituality movement is an amazing gathering place . . . for persons who have been touched by the issues of our day-ecumenists, feminists, gays and lesbians, and scientists seeking to reconnect science and wisdom." He challenges first world countries to become awe-inspired by the beauty of the universe and its gifts, and to develop a reverence for our planet. Some of his points are contradictory. He describes the "Dancing Sara's Circle" model as being "self-healing . . . like the universe itself." This follows his discussion on ecocide and the news that the damage which has been done to our universe cannot be repaired. Recommended for academic libraries housing modern mystical studies, and where cult selections such as Harold Bloom's The Book of J. ( LJ 10/15/90) circulate.
- Ravonne A. Green, Emmanuel Coll. Lib., Franklin Springs, Ga.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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An introduction to creation spirituality, a meld of Christian mysticism with the struggle for social justice, feminism, and environmentalism.
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I cannot recommend these two books highly enough! Let's look at the starting premise shall we? Before there was sin in the garden, there was the original blessing on all of creation. G-d looked at His creation and said that "it is VERY GOOD!" Later, we read G-d blessing all of Creation. This happened before there was even a thought of a curse. This is where it all began. Why not start from here? Once we can get back to our roots, our heritage (for this is our true heritage, not the curse, but the blessing) we can see where we need to be, where we went wrong and how to correct the circumstances. Anything that doesn't start here will make us fail in our endeavors. It all starts here, in a beautiful canvas called the Garden of Eden. Our original purpose? To become caretakers of the garden and spread paradise all over the planet. Looking back, we can see how we have miserably failed, but not all is lost!
When there is tension, there is growth, for growth is change and change causes tension. We can look back and learn. We progress. We see each other for who we really are, children of G-d, a part of Creation, which is all around us. What we need these days are our sons and daughters to become visionaries. This is their heritage along with ours. We need to embrace each other and see that all of us are created in the image of the Divine.
Ultimately, you and I are gifts from G-d to Earth and all her inhabitants. Let us be moved in spirit and become inspired once again! Let's reclaim who we truly are and come to appreciate the beauty and love all around us! Let's no longer play the role of victim and the butt of a cosmic joke. Let us celebrate the mystery of Life and Being! Let us see beyond the veil of tears and become the solution, the original, no longer separated from our ancient past, but RESTORED!
This is the journey Dr. Matthew Fox invites us to take with him. Let us all remember!
Amhas Jackie L Douglas +
Science helps us to develop the awe of creation. I love that he refers to another of my favorite books, Lives of a Cell by Lewis Thomas.
He wrote in the Preface to this 1991 book, "For some time now people have been asking me for an essay that would both outline the basics of creation spirituality for beginners and challenge seasoned practitioners. During my recent sabbatical, I put some effort into such an essay, and the result is this short book. While on sabbatical I traveled ... and if I was awakened to anything during those trips, it is this: The issues that creation spirituality addresses have worldwide significance."
He suggests that after the Galileo affair in 1616, science and religion parted ways. "Today, however, science is once again interested in the sacred, and creation spirituality provides a bridge between the two." (Pg. 15) He endorses panentheism ("God is in all things and all things are in God"), which reminds us that "we are all beautiful, all interdependent, all necessary in a single web of life." (Pg. 104-105)
He suggests that "spirituality is praxis... Thinking about God is no substitute for tasting God, and talking about God is no substitute for giving people ways of experiencing God." (Pg. 74)
He summarizes, "creation spirituality can be understood as a liberation theology for 'First World' peoples... the movement to liberate the overdeveloped peoples of the northern hemisphere indeed parallels liberation theology in the south. The north... remains severely underdeveloped in our imagination and spirits and indignation. We need to get on with the task of liberating ourselves." (Pg. 87)
This book is nevertheless a very accessible introduction to Fox's thinking.
Buy "Original Blessing": his seminal, detailed discourse on Creation Spirituality at the same time an read on...
He allows us to embrace all the world's spirituality as common to our own. Something, as an ordained minister in the UCC, I have been waiting for all my life.