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Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: 2006
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
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For Sister Elizabeth Michal Boyle, there's nothing quite like the world of science 'with its aha! moments, quandaries, and inscrutable mysteries 'to usher the modern seeker into the divine presence of God. In this book, she creates a sacred space at the intersection where science and faith meet.
Sister Boyle says that Jesus, who used the lives of birds and wildflowers as signs of the divine would probably be saying today, Consider the implications of lilies and stars, of quarks and quantas. Learn from the drama of life-out-of-death in everything from seeds to tsunamis.
In Science as Sacred Metaphor, Sister Boyle leads the reader to unravel the fascinating threads of science and follow them to the marvelous skein of spiritual insight and contemplative wonder. With a blend of scientific fact, powerful poetry, and spiritual exploration, she helps the reader discover a new and more deeply than ever-gracious Mystery in whom all that exists lives and moves and has its being.
Elizabeth Michal Boyle, OP, PhD, is a professor of English at Caldwell College, Caldwell, New Jersey. Her book, Preaching the Poetry of the Gospels, won a first place award from the Catholic Press Association in 2004. A playwright, poet, and teacher, she finds inspiration for poetry and prayer in the natural sciences.
Located in: caldwell, nj
Submitted: October 05, 2006
Tell us a little about yourself. All my life I have experienced everything that exists as a metpahor for God. I am most myself when writing poetry that records that experience.
What was your motivation behind this project? So much modern physics is affrming my faith experience that I felt compelled to write about it in a book in which prose makes science accessible to the mind and poetry makes it chime in the heart.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? Confidence that science does not eliminate faith-- it enhances it. I also hope that they will begin to appreciate poetry as a way of knowing that precedes scientific knowledge.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Teilhard de Chardin Meister Eckhart The Science Times Stanley Kunitz Mary Oliver