Matthew Fox talks about Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times: Unleashing Her Power in the 21st Century ($17.95). In May, Pope Benedict XVI formally declared this 12th century Benedictine nun a saint, with her canonization set for October. This new book explores her relevance as a thinker, writer, composer and artist who has helped influence and inspire those within and outside the Catholic Church.
Matthew Fox is the popular and controversial theologian and author of more than 25 books that expose the corruption and patriarchal hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church. He is founder and director of the Institute of Culture and Creation Spirituality in Oakland. A member of the Dominican Order for 34 years, Fox was silenced by the Vatican in 1989 and formally dismissed in 1993. Now an Episcopal minister, he travels extensively sharing his radical vision of a Christianity that leans toward mysticism rather than orthodoxy, and Divine Feminism rather than patriarchy.
In May, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI formally declared 12th century Benedictine nun Hildegard of Bingen a canonized saint, with the canonization ceremony scheduled for October. He regards her as one of the great thinker who has helped shape the thought of the Catholic Church.