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Silence

A Christian History

Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch  

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Silence shows the history of Christianity in a fresh and fascinating new light.

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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Silence shows the history of Christianity in a fresh and fascinating new light.

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'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.

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About the Author

Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University. His Thomas Cranmer (1996) won the Whitbread Biography Prize, the James Tait Black Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize whilst Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490 - 1700 (2004) won the Wolfson Prize for History and the British Academy Prize. His most recent work A History of Christianity (2010) was awarded the Hessel-Tiltman Prize.

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Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Published
10th April 2014
Pages
352
ISBN
9780241952320
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