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One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from Global Faiths
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Published September 25th 2000 by Tarcher
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Dave Wheatley
Jun 24, 2008 Dave Wheatley rated it liked it
I like the energy of Fox's spiritual movement, but after attending one of his new (cosmic whatchamacallit) masses a few years ago, I found it hokey, but well meaning. I admire any attempt to break down the traditional western judeo-christian boring-as-fuck worship service. That may be why the current pope, in his last position, ex-communicated Fox. That being said, I'm all about Fox's message of Original Blessing (as opposed to that giant oppressive mountain of bullshit, Original Sin).

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Ron Krumpos
Jul 12, 2014 Ron Krumpos rated it really liked it
"One River, Many Wells" is one of the books in the primary bibliography of my free ebook on comparative mysticism. "The greatest achievement in life" at suprarational.org/gail2012.pdf has been reviewed on Goodreads.

Matthew Fox has more than 10 books on Goodreads. I have also read his book "Western Spirituality: Historical Roots, Ecumenical Routes.

Lance Eads
Jan 04, 2014 Lance Eads rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best books on the perennial philosophy that I have read. It's so good that I read it twice and then proceeded to read every one of Dr. Fox's book, listen to his recorded lectures, and recently I had the opportunity to hear him speak in person. This book is excellent at synthesizing the similarities and reconciling the differences between the world's major faith traditions. I love its use of Meister Eckhart's metaphor of God being a great underground River that cannot be dammed ...more
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Wonderful book if you like chanting and meditating with God's name.
Kevin Kirking
Mar 24, 2013 Kevin Kirking rated it really liked it
This book is so full of wisdom and powerful writings from so many spiritual masters that it is hard to describe. Bends the mind and surprises the spirit. Plan to spend many hours reflecting on the messages within. Not a fast read.
Cristiana
Apr 04, 2011 Cristiana rated it it was amazing
I love the ideas on religion and spirituality that this author discusses. The idea that spiritual thoughts, ideas, and values have common ground across many religions and philosophies feels instinctively right to me.
Joan Huenemann Michie
Why we need to appreciate everyone's faith contributions = excellent!
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Matthew Fox (born 1940) is an American Episcopal priest and theologian. He is an exponent of Creation Spirituality, a movement grounded in the mystical philosophies of medieval visionaries Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Aquinas, Meister Eckhart and Nicholas of Cusa. His books have sold millions of copies and by the mid 1990s had a "huge and diverse following".
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