The Tao of Thomas Aquinas: Fierce Wisdom for Hard Times

Thursday, July 14, 2022 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Many people are unaware that Thomas Aquinas, saint and doctor of the church (1225-1274) was mystical and original and as courageous and prophetic as he was.  This book develops 31 of this most exciting ideas that from his writings that awaken us today.  Key to Aquinas’s thinking is his commitment to bringing science into spiritual awareness which is what he did by incorporating the newly discovered Aristotle into the heart of his teaching.  Among the topics Aquinas discussed are these in his own words: “The experience of God must not be restricted to the few or to the old.” “They shall be drunk with the beauty of thy house,” that is, the universe.” “Revelation comes in two volumes: Nature and the Bible.” “The greatness of the human person consists in this: that we are capable of the universe.”  “A mistake about nature results in a mistake about God.”  “Sheer Joy is God’s and this demands companionship.”  “Joy is the human’s noblest act.”  “Religion is supreme thankfulness or gratitude.”  And more.

What a wonderful book!  The Tao of Thomas Aquinas is a masterpiece.”  -- Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit

Fee: $20.  Once you have registered, you will receive a coupon for $5 off Dr. Rev. Fox’s book for this retreat when you purchase it from his website.

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About the leader(s)

Matthew Fox

 Rev. Fox, is an author, theologian, and activist priest. He has been calling people of spirit and conscience into the Creation Spirituality lineage for over 50 years. His 39 books, lectures, retreats, and innovative education models have ignited an international movement to awaken people to be mystics, prophets, contemplative activists, who honor and defend the earth and work for justice. Matthew today is an Episcopal priest after having been expelled from the Dominican Order, to which he belonged for 34 years, by Cardinal Ratzinger for 1) being "a feminist theologian" and 2) "calling God 'Mother'" and 3) "working too closely with Native Americans."  He tries his best to wear these badges of honor with humility.