Matthew Fox is an internationally acclaimed theologian and spiritual maverick who has spent the last 40 years revolutionizing Christian theology, taking on patriarchal religion, and advocating for a creation-centered spirituality of compassion and justice and re-sacralizing of the earth.
As a spiritual theologian, he has written over 30 books including Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, A Spirituality Named Compassion, Christian Mystics and The Popes War. His books have been translated into 49 languages and have been known for pioneering a unique approach to spirituality as a powerful force to transform religion, education, and culture.
Originally a Catholic priest, he was silenced for a year and then expelled from the Dominican Order to which he had belonged for 34 years by Cardinal Ratzinger for teaching liberation theology and creation spirituality. Matthew Fox currently serves as an Episcopal priest after he received what he calls religious asylum from the Episcopal Church. With exciting results he has worked with young people to create the Cosmic Mass www.thecosmicmass.org to revitalize worship by bringing elements of rave to the western liturgical tradition.
He has worked extensively and consciously to reinvent forms of education for 31 years in master's degree and doctor of ministry programs with adults and currently with inner city high school students. Key to that reinvention, he believes, is putting Creativity first.
His work has been featured by The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone Magazine, National Catholic Reporter, The Young Turks, Democracy Now and he is a recipient of numerous awards including the Courage of Conscience Award by the Peace Abbey of Sherborn, Mass. Other recipients of this award include the Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa, Ernesto Cardinal, and Rosa Parks.