Item description for Honey from Stone: A Naturalist's Search for God by Chet Raymo & Bob O'Cathail...
Overview Organizing his book according to the monastic hours of prayer, Chet Raymo examines the strength of scientific language to encounter the divine in the natural world.
Publishers Description What is the relevance of traditional religion in the world described by contemporary science? Is scientific knowledge a satisfactory ground for the religious experience? Can the language of traditional religion constitute an appropriately modern language of praise? from Honey from Stone Framing his meditations as a Book of Hours, scientist Chet Raymo exercises the languages of theology and science to express the majesty of Ireland s remote Dingle Peninsula. As he wanders the land year upon year, Raymo gathers the revelations embedded in the geological and cultural history of this wild and ancient place. When I called out for the Absolute, I was answered by the wind, Raymo writes. If it was God s voice in the wind, then I heard it. In poetic prose grounded in a mind trained to discover fact, Honey from Stone enters the wonder of the material world in search of our deepest nature."
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Studio: Cowley Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.74 lbs.
Release Date Aug 25, 2005
Publisher Cowley Publications
ISBN 1561012351 ISBN13 9781561012350
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More About Chet Raymo & Bob O'Cathail
For nearly forty years, Chet Raymo has been exploring the relationship between science, nature, and the humanities as a professor, writer, illustrator and naturalist. In The Path: A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe, he uses the one-mile path he has walked to work for the past four decades as a means of discovering the extraordinary in everyday life.
A professor emeritus of astronomy and physics at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts, Raymo is the noted author of more than eight books on science, including the highly-praised An Intimate Look at the Night Sky, 365 Starry Nights, The Soul of the Night, Honey from Stone, and Skeptics and True Believers. In 1998, he won a prestigious Lannan Literary Award for the body of his non-fiction work. Raymo is also the author of two novels, In the Falcon's Claw (1990) and The Dork of Cork (1993), which has been sold in twelve languages.
Since 1985, he has written "Science Musings" for the Boston Globe , a weekly science and nature column reflecting upon the human side of science. He is also a frequent contributor to popular science and nature publications.
Chet Raymo and his wife Maureen live in North Easton, Massachusetts.
Chet Raymo currently resides in North Easton, in the state of Massachusetts.
Honey From Stone is one of the finest books I have ever read. It engaged me at so many levels such as the ones the title of this review suggests. Raymo is a polymath with a mystical bent. His approach to the universe is one of awe, a response which is passed along to the reader with tremendous success. It makes no pretense at being the kind of mystical babble suggested by authors such as Castenada. Rather, it is a book marked by sharp and passionate involvement with the world in which the author, a scientist by profession, lives. I can't praise it highly enough. I have passed my recommendations and enthusiasm (and copies) of the book to several friends. Their response was one of joy and appreciation at being introduced to Raymo's world. Please buy this book and savor it for all that it has to offer on so many levels.