by Matthew Fox, New World Library, 2011
Spiritual maverick Matthew Fox believes that through the ages, religious patriachal hierarchy and rigidity have obscured Christianity’s most beneficial and essential teachings: those that arise out of personal, mystical experiences of the Divine. A true religious renewal, according to Fox, can arise only through the mystical dimension of faith. In this book, he offers a wide-ranging collection of quotations from Christianity’s greatest mystics and prophets of the past two thousand years. They include Julian of Norwich, Mechtild of Magdeburg, Thomas Aquinas, Teresa of Avila and Jesus. Fox explores and celebrates the mystical path with insightful commentary on the thoughts and revelations of some of the history’s greatest religious visionaries.