Silence: A Christian History

Silence: A Christian History

Unravels a polyphony of silences from the history of Christianity and beyond. This book considers Judaeo-Christian borrowings from Greek explorations of the divine, and the silences which were a feature of Jesus' brief ministry.
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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' 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.
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Isbn / Product Code 9780241952320
Dimensions 198 x 129 x 20
Printed Pages 352
Format Paperback
Year Of Publication 10/4/2014
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Author MacCulloch, Diarmaid
Product Code 9780241952320
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