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

by Chet Raymo



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When God Is Gone Everything Is Holy: The Making of a Religious Naturalist by Chet Raymo

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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ISBN-13: 9781933495132
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Pages: 148
Sales rank: 572,932
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Mr. Blue Redux: An Introduction     1
Like Shining from Shook Foil     7
Ancient Mother of the World     15
On Saying "I Don't Know"     25
The Sea Into Which All Rivers Flow     37
Wielding Ockham's Razor     49
Prayer of the Heart     65
The Body Balks Account     73
Connected All the Way Down     87
When God Is Gone, Everything Is Holy     101
What Then of God?     113
The Eternal Silence of Infinite Spaces     127
The Modesty of Truth     137
Notes     143

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