Matthew Fox is an internationally acclaimed theologian and
spiritual maverick who has spent the past forty years
revolutionizing Christian theology, taking on patriarchal religion,
and advocating for a creation-centered spirituality of compassion,
justice, and resacralizing of the earth. Originally a Catholic
priest, Fox was silenced for a year and then expelled from the
Dominican Order by Cardinal Ratzinger for teaching liberation
theology and Creation Spirituality. Fox currently serves as an
Episcopal priest, having received what he calls "religious asylum"
from the Episcopal Church. With exciting results, he has worked
with young people to create the Cosmic Mass to revitalize worship
by bringing elements of rave and other postmodern art forms to the
Western liturgical tradition. He has written more than thirty
books, which have sold over 1.5 million copies in sixty languages.
He lives in Oakland, CA.
Praise for A Way to God
"This wise and marvelous book will profoundly inspire all those who love Merton and want to know him more deeply."
-- Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism
"Important. . . . Fox's powerful portrait will inspire readers to play and pray, love and labor, congregate and contemplate -- and create a community of beings bound by compassion, justice, and joy."
-- Charles Burack, Tikkun magazine
"A Way to God inscribes a profound intersection of lives -- Merton, Fox, and more -- in the history of Christianity, Catholicism, and the emerging Creation Spirituality so relevant to our globe's current cultural evolution. Perhaps Merton's lament on the 'lost art of listening' can be assuaged significantly by the profound potential impacts of this new book."
-- Kurt Johnson, PhD, coauthor of The Coming Interspiritual Age
"The future of Christianity itself will depend upon its ability to reinvent its forms and practices so that it might become a mutually enhancing presence within the dynamics of life. Among current spiritual theologians, no one has a more comprehensive vision of the necessary changes that must take place than Matthew Fox. In A Way to God he shows how Thomas Merton's work can be understood as a powerful current within the Creation Spirituality tradition that is so essential for this reimagining of Western religion."
-- Brian Thomas Swimme, professor of cosmology, California Institute of Integral Studies
Praise for the work of Matthew Fox
"Fox is a prophet of our own times. . . . His writing really sparkles and is frequently reminiscent of the early works of Thomas Merton."
-- Alan Jose, The Tablet: The International Catholic News Weekly
"Matthew Fox might well be the most creative, the most comprehensive, surely the most challenging religious-spiritual teacher in America."
-- Thomas Berry, author of The Great Work