Indeed, when Mother Earth and her creatures are endangered as they are in today’s ecological crisis, the Christ is crucified all over again. This mysticism leads to prophetic action.
In what may be considered the most comprehensive outline of the Christian paradigm shift of our Age, Matthew Fox eloquently foreshadows the manner in which the spirit of Christ resurrects in terms of the return to an earth-based mysticism, the expression of creativity, mystical sexuality, the respect due the young, the rebirth of effective forms of worship—all of these mirroring the ongoing blessings of Mother Earth and the recovery of eros, the feminine aspect of the Divine.
Uniting mysticism and spiritual development with ethical and prophetic witness, the creation spirituality articulated by Matthew Fox presents an inspiring vision of an alternative Christology. The Cosmic Christ is the incarnation of God in the universe and especially in Mother Earth. Fox's union of mysticism, science, and art opens up individual and communal possibilities for a spirituality that is inwardly personal and contemplative, yet outwardly driven by justice and compassion. If you want to reconnect to a progressive Christianity, this book ties together ethics, myth, and theology like no other.
"Fox captures...as few theologians have ever done before, the feminine aspects of God so suppressed in traditional Christianity." — Bishop John Spong
“The Coming of the Cosmic Christ is a classic.” --Thomas Berry, author of The Great Work and The Dream of the Earth.