Silence

Silence: A Christian History

Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Religion, Christianity, Spirituality
Paperback Published on: 10/04/2014
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Synopsis

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: 258g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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