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Original Blessing by Matthew Fox
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Feb 11, 2009

it was amazing
Read in January, 1990

Matthew Fox's transformational exploration of the roots of "Creation Spirituality" -- a spirituality which believes that we are born in blessing rather than sin, and which honors the mystics, earth religions, and the feminine while remaining within the bounds of orthodoxy (at least in his opinion -- he was kicked out of the Catholic church for his writing).

This is book is a dense, fabulous ride through the joyousness possible in Christianity, embracing elements of the tradition which many people think they can not find there. Fox's scholarship and theology are outstanding, as is his sheer exuberance for his topic.

This is a book I frequently recommend to people who are disenchanted with Christianity, or who think Christianity is all about guilt and sin, with no room for an appreciation of other faiths, women, or the earth itself.
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