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Silence : a Christian history

By: MacCulloch, Diarmaid

0241952328 / 9780241952320
Paperback
248.47
10/04/2014
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England
20 cm xii, 337 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2013.

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.

BIC:

HRAX History of religion, HRCV Christian life & practice

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