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Prayer : A Radical Response to Life

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Here is a new edition of one of Matthew Fox's most powerful early books, another in a series of the classic works by the maverick priest and theologian being reissued by Tarcher/Putnam.Prayer was written by Fox when he was a radical young priest fresh from the experience of the sixties and Vatican II. Originally published in 1972, it is one of the first works to herald the revolution of liberal theology that was just beginning to sweep the nation.Originally published under the title On Becoming a Musical, Mystical Bear: Spirituality American Style, the book now has a more accessible title and appearance and is as vital today as when it first appeared.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 127 x 185.4 x 15.2mm | 136.08g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585420980
  • 9781585420988
  • 1,152,176

Table of contents

Prayer Preface to the 2001 Edition Chapter 1: What Prayer Is Not Prayer is not saying prayers Prayer is not withdrawal from one's culture Prayer is not acquiescence to a culture Prayer is not causing God to change by our petitions Prayer is not talking to God Prayer is not liturgy Prayer is not an exceptional experience Chapter 2: Life and Its Mysteries: The Stuff of Prayer Is "life" too vague? Mystery versus problem Mysteries in our lives Chapter 3: Prayer: A Radical Response to Life Prayer as response Israelite prayer as response to life Jesus' prayer as response to life Prayer as response to life, not God Prayer as response to life, not culture Prayer as a radical response Chapter 4: Prayer as Radical Psychologically: Mysticism (Becoming Rooted) Prayer, the process of responding to life Mysticism, a matrix for prayer Chapter 5: Prayer as Radical Socially: Prophecy (Uprooting) The socially radical as prophecy Social prayer as a wrestling with the enemies of life Justice, the prophet's goal Signs of the true prophet Chapter 6: Developing Our Capacities for Mysticism and Prophecy Experience of life Developing our capacities for mysticism Developing our capacities for prophecy The artist as a spiritual guru Music and spirituality Postscript: A Fresh Look at the Trinityshow more

About Senior Lecturer in Classics Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox is well-known for having revived the tradition of Creation Spirituality and for being a compelling voice for ecological and socially progressive causes. He is the author of 35 books, including Original Blessing, which has sold more than a quarter million copies. He is the recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award given by the Peace Abbey of Sherborn, Massachusetts. Other recipients have included the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Ernesto Cardenal, and Rosa Parks. He lives in California, where he has founded the University of Creation Spirituality, and is codirector of the Naropa Institute in Oakland.show more

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