Matthew Fox on Creation Spirituality (#145: Radical Theology Series)

About the Guest

In 1993, Theologian and activist Matthew Fox, Ph.D., was expelled from the Dominican Order of the Catholic church after 34 years, by Cardinal Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI). His mistake was reviving Creation Spirituality, which decries original sin (the doctrine that we’re all born sinners) in favor of Everyone Born is a Blessing (seeing all creation as divine). Creation Spirituality blends teachings from the Christian mystics with science, the arts, social justice, environmentalism, and ideas from other spiritual traditions worldwide (including those of indigenous cultures). Wasting no time, Fox became an Episcopal priest the year following his ouster. His upcoming book, Essential Writings on Creation Spirituality will be released on March 23, 2022.

In this Episode, We Discuss:

  1. The Four Paths of Creation Spirituality.
  2. Reinventing forms of worship.
  3. The Cosmic Christ.
  4. The distinction between sin and evil.
  5. Matthew’s approach to a feminist theology.
  6. Applying the 7 capital “sins” to the chakras.
  7. Recovery of the sacred to save the planet.

Free Series Course:

We are offering a free course of this special series of Chitheads episodes on “Radical Theology”. In each course “module”, you will find video versions of the interviews and PDF readings and other study materials to more deeply explore these topics as a community.

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