Reverend Matthew Fox - Naming the Unnameable & The Lotus and the Rose (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

What do we mean by “God” in today’s world?   Do we even need “God” anymore? How many names for Divinity are there? Do the names for God change as we mature as individuals, evolve as a species, and face a critical “turning time” in human and planetary history?” Too often, notions of God have been used as a means to control and to promote a narrow worldview. In Naming the Unnameable, renowned theologian and author Matthew Fox ignites our imaginations by offering a colorful range of Divine Names gathered from scientists and poets and mystics past and present, inviting us to always begin where true spirituality begins: From experience. Ultimately, no name for God suffices. We are challenged to continue to probe the rich ecology of human spirituality to ask questions, embrace paradox, and listen silently to the deepest of life’s mysteries.

What happens when a Tibetan Buddhist lama and a Christian clergyman sit down to talk? And not just any lama and clergyman, but a renegade Catholic priest silenced by the Church for his progressive and inclusive beliefs and an American-born secular Jew who once embraced Tibetan Buddhism as a student, and now is embraced as a teacher. These conversations between Lama Tsomo and Matthew Fox over the past years explore the essential principles shared by their traditions--and the differences that distinguish them. The Lotus & The Rose includes three public dialogues between Matthew and Lama Tsomo during weekend workshops at Stanford University, The Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, and The Jung Center in Houston. Also included is a more personal conversation with no audience except each other. And, finally, individual interviews with both of them, revealing more about their own lives and worldview. Also available to the reader are video excerpts from the presentations, conversations, and interviews. Buddhists, Christians, followers of other spiritual traditions--and perhaps no spiritual tradition at all--will be intrigued by the range of ideas, and impressed and enlightened by the knowledge and experience that Matthew and Lama Tsomo bring to their exchanges. In this perilously contentious world, all viewers will be heartened by the admiration, respect, humor, and warmth that flows between these two friends who celebrate their common ground and delight in their differences.

Matthew Fox, who holds a doctorate in the history and theology of spiritualities from the Institut catholique de Paris, is author of 35 books on spirituality and culture that have been translated into 69 languages and received many awards. Since Creation Spirituality is both a mystical and a prophetic tradition, Fox’s support of social, racial and gender justice disturbed naysayers in the Vatican which silenced him for a year and then pressured the Dominican Order to dismiss him after 34 years. Subsequently he founded the University of Creation Spiritualty in California and became an Episcopal priest. A new school called the Fox Institute in Creation Spirituality has recently been launched in Colorado. He is a visiting scholar with the Academy of the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico founded by Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Stern. He lives in northern California. Among the awards granted him have been the Gandhi-King-Ikeda Peace Award from Morehouse College, the Tikkun Ethics Award, and the Courage of Conscience Award from the Peace Abbey of Sherborn, Massachusetts. Other recipients of this award include the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Ernesto Cardinale and Maya Angelou.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Naming the Unnameable: 89 Wonderful and Useful Names for God …Including the Unnameable God Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781947003941
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Homebound Publications - October 9th, 2018

“Matthew Fox elegantly offers a contemplative practice that transforms the names of God to the experience of God.” –Deepak Chopra MD

What do we mean by “God” in today’s world?   Do we even need “God” anymore?

How many names for Divinity are there?


The Lotus & the Rose: A Conversation Between Tibetan Buddhism & Mystical Christianity Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780999577004
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Namchak Publishing - September 14th, 2018

What happens when a Tibetan Buddhist lama and a Christian clergyman sit down to talk? And not just any lama and clergyman, but a renegade Catholic priest silenced by the Church for his progressive and inclusive beliefs and an American-born secular Jew who once embraced Tibetan Buddhism as a student, and now is embraced as a teacher.