Sins Of The Spirit, Blessings Of The Flesh, Revised Edition: Transforming Evil In Soul And Society by Matthew FoxSins Of The Spirit, Blessings Of The Flesh, Revised Edition: Transforming Evil In Soul And Society by Matthew Fox

Sins Of The Spirit, Blessings Of The Flesh, Revised Edition: Transforming Evil In Soul And Society

byMatthew Fox

Paperback | March 15, 2016

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Visionary theologian and award-winning author Matthew Fox challenges traditional perceptions of good and evil by offering a new theology that lays the groundwork for a more enlightened treatment of ourselves, one another, and all of nature. In this revised edition with a luminous foreword by Deepak Chopra and a new preface that brings the book up to date with the cataclysmic events of the new millennium, Fox illustrates how, contrary to mainstream church doctrine, flesh is the grounding of spirit.
 
Fox argues that our culture has concentrated far too much on transgressions of the flesh while failing to take into account its sacredness. Artfully weaving together the wisdom of East and West, he considers Thomas Aquinas's definition of sin as "misdirected love" and applies parallels between the Eastern teachings of the seven chakras and the Western teachings of the seven capital sins. Fox explains how the chakras teach us to direct the love-energies we all possess and proposes seven positive precepts for living a full and spirited life. He invites us to change the way we think about sin and asserts that we can combat and transform evil through love, generosity, letting go, and creativity.

Crafting a blueprint for social change, Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh points the way toward a deeper and more compassionate way to live while eloquently revealing the means to confront evil both within and without.
Matthew Fox is an internationally acclaimed theologian and spiritual maverick who has spent the last forty years revolutionizing Christian theology, taking on patriarchal religion, and advocating for a creation-centered spirituality of compassion and justice and re-sacralizing of the earth. He has written more than thirty books, which ...
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Title:Sins Of The Spirit, Blessings Of The Flesh, Revised Edition: Transforming Evil In Soul And SocietyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:March 15, 2016Publisher:North Atlantic BooksLanguage:English

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“Fox’s book faces the simple greatest obstacle of spirituality in the twenty-first century.… As millions walk away from organized religion, the satanic side of human nature seems more intractible than ever. Matthew Fox has the skills of an expert diagnostician and the acumen to offer the right treatment. Since the world is littered with the wreckage of anger, guilt, and self-judgment, there’s no better time for such a physician. The only proper reception for his new book is gratitude.” —Deepak Chopra“Matthew Fox writes boldly and brilliantly about the Seven Cardinal Sins of the spirit, and the compassionate blessings of the flesh, all in relation to the attributes of the seven chakras—those energies given to us by God which can be used to become Godly, or Godless. It is a fine blend of his great intellectual prowess, creativity, and love of humanity.” —Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD., Author of Women Who Run with the Wolves   “A scholarly masterpiece embodying a better vision and depth of perception far beyond the grasp of any one single science.  A breathtaking analysis.” —Diarmuid O’Murchu, author of Quantum Theology: Spiritual Implications of the New Physics, and Christianity's Dangerous Memory: A Rediscovery of the Revolutionary Jesus   “A sweeping, enticing vision, pulsing with Fox's unrelenting passion.”  —San Francisco Chronicle   “A Big step toward a new, promising experience of human scale and sacred context.”  —Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul   “A fine, updated, multifaceted take on the concept of sin.”  —Vivencio in Goodreads   “Read it three times, amazing!”  —Christopher Collins in Goodreads   “A new theology that re-evaluates fundamental Christian methods perceiving spirit and flesh by denying any hard-fast distinction between the two....A landmark of popular contemporary writing about Christian theology.  It points the way to a time when we might learn to live out our confession that God's incarnation is the reason for our faith.” —Michael Joseph Gross, author and journalist   “Readers of Fox's earlier works will be waiting for this, and collectors staying current on comparative religions, how-to-guides, and general-interest titles in spirituality will find it essential.”   —Library Journal