The 365 writings in Christian Mystics represent a wide-ranging sampling of these readings for modern-day seekers of all faiths — or no faith. The visionaries quoted range from Julian of Norwich to Martin Luther King, Jr., from Thomas Merton to Dorothee Soelle and Thomas Berry..
Fox is uniquely qualified to comment on these profound, sometimes startling, often denounced insights. He has dedicated his life to recovering the often hidden treasures of Christianity including people like Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, the mystical side to Thomas Aquinas and to today’s science. Here he lays out much of this neglected or forgotten wisdom in simple but profound fashion for others to imbibe. Mysticism and prophecy (social justice) go together in Fox’s creation spirituality. The latest scholarship on St. Paul, the first writer in the Christian Bible, suggests that for Paul “you cannot be a Christian without being a mystic” (John Dominic Crossan). Yet how many Christians know their own mystical tradition? Fox does and he shares it here. Now there is no excuse for the continued mystical illiteracy of so many Westerners.