Please join The Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco and Herchurch for a remarkable afternoon of music and conversation with speaker Matthew Fox. Fox will be presenting on his book "Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh: Transforming Evil in Soul and Society".
1:30pm-2:00pm: Music with Devi Vani and Jana Hutcheson
2:00pm-4:00pm: Matthew Fox Presentation
4:00pm-5:00pm: Book signing and piano performance with Helen Mendenhall
Please note that this event is free for members of the Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco. There is a suggested door donation of $10.00 for other attendees and guests of APC-SF members.
This work "challenges traditional perceptions of good and evil by offering a new theology that lays the groundwork for a more enlightened treatment of ourselves, one another, and all of nature". The book, with a forward by Deepak Chopra, illustrates Fox's vision that the flesh, contrary to mainstream church doctrine, is the sacred grounding of the spirit. By blending the wisdoms of East and West, presenting commentary on the seven chakras and crafting a blueprint for social change, Fox points the way to live while eloquently revealing the means to confront evil both within and without.
-From the back cover.
Matthew Fox, internationally acclaimed theologian and spiritual maverick, has spent the past forty years revolutionizing Christian theology by challenging the religious patriarchy. His vision of a creation-centered spirituality advocates for compassion, for justice and for a re-sacralizing of the earth. He has written more than thirty books, which have sold over 1.5 million copies translated into fifty-nine languages.
Originally a Catholic priest, Fox was expelled from the Dominican order for his revolutionary views of liberation theology and creation spirituality. He went on to found and reinvent graduate school education programs for masters and doctor of ministry students and programs for inner city youth by putting creativity first. In 1976 he founded the Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality in Chicago, Illinois, which he later moved to Holy Names College in Oakland. After this program disbanded, he founded the University of Creation Spirituality which operated for nine years.
Fox is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gandhi-King-Ikeda Peace Award, the Humanities Award of the Sufi International Association of Sufism, the Tikkun Ethics Award, and the Courage of Conscience Award from the Peace Abbey of Sherbourn, Massachusetts. Other recipients of this award include the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Ernesto Cardinal, and Rosa Parks. Fox is currently a visiting scholar at the Academy of the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and lives in Oakland, California. His website is: www.matthewfox.org.