Major Theologian Matthew Fox

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There emerge new trends in religious study, to which we can refer the ideas of the major theologian of our time Matthew Fox.Fox presents his study as a new theological trend within the field of the Christian tradition, identifying it as Creation-centered spirituality. Some other connoisseurs of religious theories believe that Fox’s study is a somewhat modified system of views presented and supported earlier by St. Francis, St. Irenaeus, St. Phillip Neri, St. John of the Cross, as well as Hildegard of Bingen and Meister Eckhart / Nichols, 1988/.This postmodern theologian is the author of 28 popular theological and religious books including Original Blessing, The Reinvention of Work, Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet, One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from Global Faiths, A Spirituality Named Compassion and the recently published A New Reformation!.Matthew Fox was born in 1940 in Madison, Wisconsin. He has been a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years since 1967. He took a Masters Degree in Philosophy and Theology from Aquinas Institute and a Ph.D. in Spirituality from the Institute Catholique de Paris. Though, because of his work as a progressive theologian, he was silenced by the Vatican in 1988 and in 1993 dismissed from the Dominican order. In 1994 Fox was ordained as an Episcopalian Priest in San Francisco /Matthew Fox, 2005/.Matthew Fox was rewarded for his theological studies and spiritual work by the New York Open Center Tenth Anniversary Award for Achievement in Creative Spirituality (1994). In 1995 he received the Courage of Conscience Award by the Peace Abbey of Sherborn. That meant that his work was highly prayed along with the work of Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa, Ernesto Cardinal, and Rosa Parks, who also awardees in their times.In the following year, he was presented with the Tikkun National Ethics Award.