Naming the Unnamable: 89 Wonderful and Useful Names for God—Including the Unnameable God
Thursday, January 19, 2023 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
What do we mean by “God” in today’s world? Do we even need “God” anymore? How many names for Divinity are there? Do the names for God change as we mature as individuals, evolve as a species, and face a critical “turning time” in human and planetary history?” Too often, notions of God have been used as a means to control and to promote a narrow worldview. In Naming the Unnameable, renowned theologian and author Matthew Fox ignites our imaginationsby offering a colorful range of Divine Names gathered from scientists and poets and mystics past and present, inviting us to always begin where true spirituality begins: From experience. Ultimately, no name for God suffices. We are challenged to continue to probe the rich ecology of human spirituality to ask questions, embrace paradox, and listen silently to the deepest of life’s mysteries. We will explore and discuss some of the rich teachings and ideas in Naming the Unnameable.
PRAISE FOR NAMING THE UNNAMEABLE
“Matthew Fox elegantly offers a contemplative practice that transforms the names of God to the experience of God.”
“These are not just names but 89 theories of God across the ages and the planet, each focusing on the characteristic it deems most divine. Matthew Fox leads us on a startling and beautiful journey through humanity’s capacity to envision God, showing every way of looking at God is legitimate if it raises the aspirations of its adherents and their ability to carry them out. Is there objectively a God? What ‘God’ even means explodes in this little book like fireworks in the mind.”–Nancy Abrams
“How refreshing! Fox shows how we can think about God in so many different ways, freeing our minds and liberating our imaginations. It is easy not to believe the narrow conception of God that atheists do not believe in, but it is hard not to be inspired by a God who is energy, breath, life, flow, love, joy and the cause of wonder. This book is timely, important and admirably brief; it is also open-ended—there are always more names to come, and none can exhaust God’s nature.” –Rupert Sheldrake
www.matthewfox.org www.dailymeditationswithmatthewfox.org www.orderofthesacredearth.org
$20 ONLINE ONLY
Once you have registered, you will receive an email with the zoom link and a $5 off code to purchase Dr. Fox's book from his website. The retreat will be recorded but you must register to receive the link to the recording following that evening.
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