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The physics of angels : exploring the realm where science and spirit meet
Fox, Matthew, 1940-
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Monkfish Book Publishing trade paperback edition.
Publication Information:
Rhinebeck, NY : Monkfish Book Publishing, 2014.
Physical Description:
219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Originally published in trade paperback by HarperCollins in 1996" --verso page.

Includes index.

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BT966.2 .F68 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
BT966.2 .F68 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Visionary priest Matthew Fox and radical biologist Rupert Sheldrake turn to the Christian mystics to discover profound connections between modern science and the re-emerging belief in angels. The exchange between the two thinkers aims to restore dignity and gravity to the concept of the angel.

Author Notes

Matthew Fox holds a doctorate in the history and theology of spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris. He was a member of the Dominican order for 34 years. Seeking to establish a new pedagogy for learning spirituality that was grounded in an effort to reawaken the West to its own mystical tradition as well as interacting with contemporary scientists, Fox founded the Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality that operated for 7 years at Mundelein College in Chicago and 12 years at Holy Names College in Oakland. Because of this program, Cardinal Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) expelled Fox from the Dominican order and the program was aborted. He founded the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland to continue his work, but it closed in 2007. He is the author of over 30 books including Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, A Spirituality Named Compassion, The Reinvention of Work, The Hidden Spirituality of Men, Christian Mystics, The A.W.E. Project: An Educational Transformation for Post-Modern Times, and Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Here is another book about heaven's winged creatures. But, what a book this is. Essentially a dialogue between the radical theologian and Episcopalian priest Fox and maverick biologist Sheldrake, this book is a bizarre amalgam of New Age speculation and exploration of the writings of Dionysius the Areopagite, Thomas Aquinas and Hildegard of Bingen for news of angels. Of angel lore there is much of merit in this book, but the book is irritating when it pretends to be science rather than spirituality. The authors' work would have benefited from a heavier editorial hand, for the book often reads like an e-mail exchange in which the effort at dialogue too easily descends into monologue. Fox and Sheldrake have written a book that is charming without being dangerous. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved