Original Blessing

A Primer in Creation Spirituality
Presented in Four Paths, Twenty-Six Themes, and Two Questions

Original Blessing makes available to the Christian World and to the human community a radical cure for all dark and derogatory views of the natural world wherever these may have originated.

–Thomas Berry
author, The Dream of the Earth; The Great Work; co-author, The Universe Story

Fox’s accomplishment in Original Blessing…. showed us how deeply we in the West have bought into an understanding of Christianity based on the fall-redemption paradigm…. Gradually the book is assuming the status of a classic.  In due course, it will take its place in the history of spirituality and indeed in the history of theology.

–John Cobb, Jr.
professor emeritus at The School of Theology at Claremont , California
co-author, The Liberation of Life and For the Common Good.


Only in an addictive society that demands that we split the sacred from the secular could the call for an awareness of our original blessing be viewed as political.  How strange that our experience of wholeness, oneness, a spirituality that celebrates all life, can be viewed as a political threat.  This, to me, clearly shows how important these ideas are.

–Anne Wilson Schaef, Ph.D
author, Beyond Therapy/Beyond Science; Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much; When Society Becomes an Addict

For me, Creation Spirituality as Matthew Fox talks about it, is like the Dreamtime in the way that it brings the entire cosmos into our lives, making it a part of us and us a part of it.

–Eddie Kneebone
Aboriginal teacher and activist

2 thoughts on “Original Blessing

  1. Norma Fivaz

    I am trying to get a copy of Matthew Fox’s book ” The Original Blessing” . Is it available in e book format?

    1. Phila Post author

      Hello Norma,

      I’ve passed your message on to Matthew’s assistant, Dennis Edwards (33dennis@sbcglobal.net) – he should be getting back to you soon. Thank you for asking!


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