Honey from Stone: A Naturalist's Search for God

Honey from Stone: A Naturalist's Search for God


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“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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ISBN-13: 9781561012350
Publisher: Cowley Publications
Publication date: 08/28/2005
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 612,253
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Chey Raymo is professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. A teacher, naturalist, and former science columnist for the Boston Globe, he is the author of many books including The Soul of the Night, Climbing Brandon, and The Path.

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Honey from Stone: A Naturalist's Search for God 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MalGormley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the book that started me on Raymo. He's a scientist with the soul of a theologian, the heart of a poet, and a lover of history. The fact that he spends most of his time rambling the hills of Western Ireland doesn't hurt, either.
the.wumpus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A twist on the Book of Hours from the perspective of a professor of physics and long time ruminator. Beautiful and inspiring picture of the natural beauty of the Dingle peninsula.