Passion for Creation

The Earth-Honoring Spirituality of Meister Eckhart
By (author) Matthew Fox

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Passion for Creation
The Earth-Honoring Spirituality of Meister Eckhart
By (author) Matthew Fox

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Pages : 608

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892818013

Imprint : Inner Traditions

On Sale Date : January 01, 2000

Format : Paperback Book

Passion for Creation contains 37 sermons by the noted 14th-century mystic Meister Eckhart, along with Matthew Fox's original commentary. Eckhart's themes were the goodness of creation, the divine blood in each person, the need to let go and let be--a creation-centered spirituality--themes which Fox has championed as a spiritual path for the new millennium.
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About Passion for Creation


• Matthew Fox's comprehensive translation of Meister Eckhart's sermons is a meeting of true prophets across hundreds of years that results in a spirituality for the new millennium.


• A brilliant interpretation of Eckhart's teachings on creation spirituality.


Passion for Creation (formerly Breakthrough) is Matthew Fox's comprehensive translation of and original commentary on the critical German and Latin texts of 37 sermons by Meister Eckhart, the noted 14th-century Dominican priest, preacher, and mystic. The goodness of creation, the holiness of all things, the divine blood in each person, the need to let go and let be--these are among Eckhart's themes, themes that the best-selling author Matthew Fox brilliantly interprets and explains for today's reader. 

Passion for Creation will be embraced by theologians, students, and all seekers of truth. It will be especially welcomed by those interested in creation spirituality, which Eckhart advocated six centuries ago and which Matthew Fox has promoted as a spiritual path for the new millennium. Simply put, this book is a meeting of two prophets across hundreds of years. The outcome of that meeting is a fount of wisdom.

Table of Contents

Table of content


Introduction

Path One: Creation
Sermon One: All Creatures are Words of God
Sermon Two: Creation: A Flowing Out but Remaining Within
Sermon Three: How Creatures are God and How God Becomes Where Creatures Express Him
Sermon Four: The Holiness of Being
Sermon Five: How All Creatures Share an Equality of Being
Sermon Six: The Greatness of the Human Person
Sermon Seven: The Bigness of the Human Person
Sermon Eight: This is Spirituality: Waking Up
Sermon Nine: Waking Up to the Nearness of God's Kingdom
Sermon Ten: A God Who Rejoices and Suffers, Blesses and Consoles

Path Two: Letting Go and Letting Be
Sermon Eleven: Divinity's Dark Side
Sermon Twelve: Sinking Eternally into God
Sermon Thirteen: Outside God There is Nothing but Nothing
Sermon Fourteen: Letting God be God in You
Sermon Fifteen: How a Radical Letting Go Becomes a True Letting Be
Sermon Sixteen: Letting the Will Go
Sermon Seventeen: Letting the Intellect Go and Experiencing Pure Ignorance
Sermon Eighteen: Letting Go of Intellect Creates A Transformation of Knowledge
Sermon Nineteen: Wisdom and Fiery Love--Not Repression--are the Results of Letting Go
Sermon Twenty: How Letting Go and Letting Be are to Bear Fruit

Path Three: Breakthrough and Giving Birth to Self and God

Sermon Twenty-One: Three Births: Ours, God's, and Ourselves as God's Children
Sermon Twenty-Two: Our Divinity and God's Divinity: To Be God is to Give Birth
Sermon Twenty-Three: We are Children of God and Mothers of God
Sermon Twenty-Four: We Are Other Christs
Sermon Twenty-Five: Our Divinity: The Reason God Became a Human Being
Sermon Twenty-Six: The Holy Spirit, Like a Rapid River, Divinizes Us
Sermon Twenty-Seven: How All Creatures Experience the Divine Repose
Sermon Twenty-Eight: Where the Soul is, There is God
Sermon Twenty-Nine: Be You Creative as God is Creative

Path Four: The New Creation: Compassion and Social Justice
Sermon Thirty: Be Compassionate as Your Creator in Heaven is Compassionate
Sermon Thirty-One: Compassion is an ocean--The Mystical Side to Compassion
Sermon Thirty-Two: Driving Merchant Mentalities from Our Souls: Economics and Compassion
Sermon Thirty-Three: Justice, the Work of Compassion
Sermon Thirty-Four: When Our Work Becomes a Spiritual Work Working in the World
Sermon Thirty-Five: Bread is Given us for Others, on Account of Others, and With Others--Especially the Indigent
Sermon Thirty-Six: Everyone an Aristocrat, Everyone a Royal Person
Sermon Thirty-Seven: Compassion as Celebration


Notes

Index of Scriptural References

Index of Spirituality Themes

Cross References to Sermons Translated in this Volume

Author Bio
The first person to translate the work of Hildegard von Bingen into English, Matthew Fox is the founder and president of the University of Creation Spirituality and codirector of The Naropa Institute’s master’s program in Creation Spirituality, both in Oakland, California.
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Book Praise

Book Praise

"The most important book on mysticism in 500 years."
Madonna Kolbenschlag, author of Kissing Sleeping Beauty Goodbye
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“The most important book on mysticism in 500 years.”
--Madonna Kolbenschlag, author of Kissing Sleeping Beauty Goodbye

Passion for Creation (formerly Breakthrough) is Matthew Fox’s comprehensive translation of and original commentary on the critical German and Latin texts of thirty-seven sermons by Meister Eckhart, the noted fourteenth-century Dominican priest, preacher, and mystic. The goodness of creation, the holiness of all things, the divine blood in each person, the need to let go and let be--these are among Eckhart’s themes, themes that the bestselling author Matthew Fox brilliantly interprets and explains for today’s reader.

Passion for Creation will be embraced by theologians, students, and all seekers of truth. It will be especially welcomed by those interested in creation spirituality, which Eckhart advocated six centuries ago and which Matthew Fox has promoted as a spiritual path for the new millennium. Simply put, this book is a meeting of two prophets across hundreds of years. The outcome of that meeting is a fount of wisdom.

The first person to translate the work of Hildegard von Bingen into English, MATTHEW FOX is the founder and president of the University of Creation Spirituality and codirector of The Naropa Institute’s master’s program in Creation Spirituality, both in Oakland, California.

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