Matthew Fox, author, theologian and activist priest returns to Voices of the Sacred Feminine to discuss his new book, The Tao of Thomas Aquinas: Fierce Wisdom for Hard Times, which delves into Aquinas as a feminist or proto-feminist. Fox has also written 3 books on Hildegard of Bingen and has been named the one person who deserves credit for the great Hildegard renaissance in out time. We'll learn more about both Aquinas and Hildegard from a true expert on the subject of both these mystics. Fox was evicted from the Dominicn Order by order of the Vatican under Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Ratzinger, in part for being a "feminist theologian" and because Fox can "call God woman."
Matthew Fox holds a doctorate in spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris and has authored 35 books on spirituality and contemporary culture that have been translated into 60 languages. Fox has devoted 45 years to developing and teaching the tradition of Creation Spirituality and in doing so has reinvented forms of education and worship. His work is inclusive of today’s science and world spiritual traditions and has awakened millions to the much neglected earth-based mystical tradition of the West. Among his books are Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, The Reinvention of Work, A Spirituality Named Compassion and Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times.
Fox founded the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, California in 1996 where where he was President and professor until 2005. He speaks regularly at professional and community gatherings around the world, and has led a renewal of liturgical forms with "The Cosmic Mass," which mixes dance, techno and live music, DJ, VJ, rap and contemporary art forms with the Western liturgical tradition. He is a recipient of the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award; other recipients have included the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa and Rosa Parks. A visiting scholar at the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, NM, and elsewhere, he resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.