Stations of the Cosmic Christ, a new book by Matthew Fox and Bishop Marc Andrus

 

Introducing new ecumenical prayers and spiritual practices, Matthew Fox and Bishop Marc Andrus reflect on 16 unique and thought-provoking sculptures as a guide through the transformation necessary to know ourselves as other Christs. The Cosmic Christ is the image of God shining in every creature and every human being.

Western Christianity has been practicing for centuries the devotion of the Stations of the Cross, but the tradition by no means presents a full or accurate remembrance of Jesus’ experience, they write. 

This book brings balance by including some of the richest teachings and breakthroughs of Jesus and his immediate followers in the early Christ community and by embedding them into contemporary practice and culture.

Stations of the Cosmic Christ includes photographs of an important set of sculptures of the 16 stations, created by two artists — the late poet, potter, and essayist M.C. Richards and contemporary South American artist Ullrrich Javier Lemus.

Fox and Andrus say: “Time is running out for our species. Religion needs to wake up, and to assist all of us to wake up. We hope this book and the practices it launches serve that process. We are on a journey to discover and give birth to the Christ in ourselves—the most loving, joyful, justice-committed, courageous, generous, caring, and compassionate parts of ourselves."

“Christ is in all of us: that is what the Cosmic Christ teaching is telling us. Christ is the best in all of us. The Buddha in us. The God-self in us. The image of God in us.”

Stations of the Cosmic Christ is published by Unity Books. Illustrations and photographs by M.C. Richards and Ullrrich Javier Lemus. The softcover book is 214 pages, with a cover price of $24.95.  ISBN:  978-0-87159-380-1.  It is available through Unity Books, Amazon.com and distributors DeVorss, New Leaf and Ingram. “Stations of the Cosmic Christ Meditation Cards” will also be available for $14.95.

Book: [bit.ly/CosmicChrist1]bit.ly/CosmicChrist1

Meditation Cards: https://shop.unityonline.org/products/X0205

About the Authors

Matthew Fox holds a doctorate in spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris and has authored 32 books on spirituality and contemporary culture that have been translated into 60 languages. Fox has devoted 45 years to developing and teaching the tradition of Creation Spirituality and in doing so has reinvented forms of education and worship.  His work is inclusive of today’s science and world spiritual traditions and has awakened millions to the much-neglected earth-based mystical tradition of the West.  He has helped to rediscover Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Thomas Aquinas. Among his books are “Original Blessing,” “The Coming of the Cosmic Christ,” “The Reinvention of Work,” “A Spirituality Named Compassion” and “Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times.”  www.matthewfox.org.

Marc Andrus is the Eighth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California, a position he has held since 2006. Bishop Marc is a leading voice in areas of justice, particularly in eco-justice, immigration, peace, LGBTQ rights, racial reconciliation and gender equality. While serving as Bishop of California, Marc is pursuing a doctorate in philosophy, cosmology and consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies to deepen his ability to engage the planetary challenge of human-induced climate change.

About Unity

Unity was founded in 1889 and helps people of all faiths apply positive spiritual principles in their daily lives. Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village, Mo., publishes Unity Magazine and Daily Word, while the Unity prayer ministry, Silent Unity, offers support 24/7 (receiving nearly 2 million prayer requests annually). 

Unity Books, the multimedia publishing division of Unity, has published spiritual books and magazines since 1903. For more information, visit www.unity.org.

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