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Christian Mystics: 365 Readings and Meditations

Christian Mystics: 365 Readings and Meditations (New)

by Fox, Matthew

Publisher: New World Library

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9781577319528, 1577319524


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As a member of the Catholic Dominican Order for 34 years, Matthew Fox held closely to the mystical teachings of Christianity, teachings that embraced the feminine, the natural word, and social justice in its vision of the sacred. This vision continually put him at odds with the Vatican and in 1993, three years after adhering to a Vatican order of silence for a year, he was expelled from the order by Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict. For Fox, the Church's patriarchal hierarchy and rigidity, what he calls its "institutional churchiness," most often obscures mystical Christianity's most beneficial and essential teachings, which inevitably arise out of personal experiences of the divine. In this wide-ranging collection of quotations from Christianity's greatest mystics over the past two thousand years, Fox explores and celebrates this mystical path by providing insightful commentary on the thoughts and revelations of some of history's greatest religious visionaries. This beautiful gift edition of mystical teachings not only provides readers with a touchstone to remind them of the powerful religious experiences that are often lost amidst daily headlines about church politics and clerical misdeeds, it also lays out a personal, creative, spiritual path that leads toward truth and understanding.

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