Matthew Root is a civil servant and Christian thinker living in Toronto. He is also a son, brother and friend, an avid reader, a long-time (if sporadic) blogger, and a lover of baseball, jazz, architecture, and art. He is motivated by the big questions of life, identity, and faith and brings to these questions a unique perspective forged from a life lived anywhere from small indigenous communities in the Canadian North to the diverse metropolis of Toronto, and from a spiritual journey that has brought him into contact with influences spanning not only the breadth of the Christian tradition, but also a wide range of religious, philosophical, and psychological thought from across time and around the world.
Integral Theory as a proper noun is a set of ideas emerging mainly from the thought of American Buddhist philosopher Ken Wilber, who has sought to create a kind of theoretical map of the best of all the world’s great traditions — premodern, modern, and postmodern. This is obviously an ambitious goal, and, as with…
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