Silence: A Christian History (Paperback)
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Silence: A Christian History (Paperback)

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Published: 10/04/2014
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This book unravels a polyphony of silences from the history of Christianity and beyond. MacCulloch considers Judaeo-Christian borrowings from Greek explorations of the divine, and the silences which were a feature of Jesus's brief ministry. Besides prayer and contemplation, there are shame and evasion; careless and purposeful forgetting.

Many deliberate silences are revealed: the forgetting of histories inconvenient to later Church authorities, and Christianity's problems in dealing honestly with sexuality. Behind all this is the silence of God. In a deeply personal conclusion, MacCulloch brings a message of optimism for those still seeking God beyond the clamour of over-confident certainties.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241952320
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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“Readable and insightful”

Diarmaid MacCulloch is one of my favourite writers, and someone I always get excited about. This book focuses on the uses of and attitudes towards silence in Christianity, from its Jewish roots to the present day,... More

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