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Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh

Transforming Evil in Soul and Society

 

Updated and Expanded, March 15, 2016

With Foreword by Deepak Chopra

 
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—Matthew Fox shows how, contrary to mainstream church teachings, flesh is the grounding of spirit, and how spirit and flesh are entwined with each other in a felicitous and spiritually nourishing bond. First published in 1999, Sins of the Spirit is Fox’s redefinition of sin for our time: pointing the way toward a deeper and more compassionate way to live while eloquently revealing the means to confront evil both within and without.

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What is Evil?

Visionary theologian and best-selling 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.

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, 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 the evils of the world 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 a theologian and Episcopal priest who was a Dominican friar for 34 years. He was expelled from the order by Cardinal Ratzinger for, among other things, working too closely with Native Americans and supporting women’s, gay, and indigenous rights. His 32 books have been translated into 58 languages and include Original Blessing, The Pope’s War, Letters to Pope Francis, and Occupy Spirituality. His website is: www.matthewfox.org.

 

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