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Spiritual Theologian to Speak at Oklahoma City University

Matthew Fox
Matthew Fox

Spiritual theologian Matthew Fox will explore faith, religion, science and modern society at Oklahoma City University’s annual Willson Lecture next month.

Fox will speak at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel at OCU and at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Grace United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. He will explore “Creativity: Where the Divine and Human Meet” at the 1 p.m. lecture and “Creation, Spirituality and the Future of Religion” at the 2:30 p.m. talk. The 7 p.m. evening presentation is titled “Creation Spirituality and the Future of Our Earth.” All lectures are free to the public.

The Rev. Dr. Leslie Long, OCU religious education professor, said Fox’s presentations address questions about how faith relates to religious practice, science and society.

“Faith can challenge us to think about how we engage with the world we live in and with what God has created,” Long said.

Fox is an Episcopal priest and he was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years. He holds a doctorate in the history and theology of spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris and has devoted 45 years to developing and teaching the tradition of creation spirituality. He has authored more than 35 books on spirituality and contemporary culture.

The annual Willson Lectures at Oklahoma City University are provided by an endowment from James M. and Mavis Willson. Since 1953, the series has brought speakers of international stature from the areas of religion, science, Christian theology and ethics, church history, biblical studies and liturgical studies.

For more information, call (405) 208-5284 or email Annette Harper at alharper@okcu.edu.