A Spirituality Named Compassion: And the Healing of the Global Village, Humpty Dumpty and Us

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9780062548719: A Spirituality Named Compassion: And the Healing of the Global Village, Humpty Dumpty and Us

In this challenging book, Matthew Fox argues that humanity's hope for survival rests in revisioning the entire fabric of society, using compassion as the touchstone for creating a spiritually centered eco-feminism that can nurture a society that values justice, sharing, creativity, and stewardship of the earth.

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Fox unites mystical awareness with social justice to establish a spirituality of compassion as the framework for an ecofeminisim that promises personal, social, and global healing.

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NEW AGE  ⁄ SPIRITUALITY

“Forceful and compelling. . . . A work of marvelous construction.”
-- Spirituality Today

In A Spirituality Named Compassion, Matthew Fox, the popular and controversial author, establishes a spirituality for the future that promises personal, social, and global healing. Using his own experiences with the pain and lifestyle changes that resulted from an accident, Fox has written an uplifting book on the issues of ecological justice, the suffering of Earth, and the rights of her nonhuman citizens.

Fox defines compassion as creativity put to the service of justice and argues that we can achieve compassion for both humanity and the environment as we recognize the interconnectedness of all things. Working toward the creation of a gentler, ecological, and feminist Christianity, Fox marries mysticism and social justice, emphasizing that as we enter a new millennium society needs to realize that spirituality’s purpose is to guide us on a path that leads to a genuine love of all our relations and a love for our shared interdependence.

MATTHEW FOX is a theologian, educator, former Dominican priest, and the author of such popular books as Original Blessing and The Coming of the Cosmic Christ. The author of twenty-one books and the winner of numerous awards, he is also the founder and president of the University of Creation Spirituality and codirector of The Naropa Institute’s master’s program in Creation Spirituality, both in Oakland, California.

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