When God is Gone Everything is Holy: The Making of a Religious Naturalist

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Sorin Books, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 148 pages
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Best-selling author of sixteen books and a long-time writer of the popular column "Science Musings" in the "Boston Globe," Chet Raymo invites readers to explore "the beautiful and terrible mystery that soaks creation." In what he describes as a "late-life credo," renowned science writer Chet Raymo narrates his half-century journey from the traditional Catholicism of his youth to his present perspective as a "Catholic agnostic." As a scientist, Raymo holds to the skepticism that accepts only verifiable answers, but as a "religious naturalist," he never ceases his pursuit of "the beautiful and terrible mystery that soaks creation." Raymo assembles a stunning array of scientists, philosophers, mystics, and poets who help him discover "glimmers of the Absolute in every particular." Whether exploring the connection of the human body to the stars or the meaning of prayer of the heart, these challenging reflections will cause believers and agnostics alike to pause and pay attention.

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Review: When God Is Gone, Everything Is Holy: The Making of a Religious Naturalist

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The ramblings of a "religious naturalist:" When God is around; everything is not holy The author recalls and recounts his life experiences about his catholic upbringing, and his conflict with ... Read full review

Review: When God Is Gone, Everything Is Holy: The Making of a Religious Naturalist

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So accessible, so readable, in spite of the author's scientific pedigree. Widely read in the sciences, religion, theology, philisophy, poetry, Raymo takes an honest and reflective look at his ... Read full review

Contents

An Introduction
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chapter three Ancient Mother of the World
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chapter five The Sea Into Which All Rivers Flow
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About the author (2008)

Chet Raymo is the author of "The Soul of the Night" and "Honey from the Rock." He is a professor of physics and astronomy at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts.

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