Silence Paperback

A Christian History

by Diarmaid MacCulloch;

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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.

Silence by Diarmaid MacCulloch was published by Penguin Books Ltd in April 2014 and is our 55911th best seller. The ISBN for Silence is 9780241952320.

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Details for Silence

Page last updated 3rd July 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPenguin Books Ltd (April 2014)
Number of Pages352
Thickness20 mm
Height198 mm
Width129 mm
Product Code4265913
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