Silence a christian history by diarmaid macculloch review clerical abuse the holocaust the church has often stayed silent stuart kelly is impressed by a rich robust study of christian . The product of his 2006 gifford lectures diarmaid maccullochs silence takes a cross section of christian history examining the theme of silence as a moral and spiritual actsilence here stands in a dialectical relationship with speech and acquires a wide range of different meanings and applications. In this essential work of religious history the new york times bestselling author of christianity explores the vital role of silence in the christian story how should one speak to god are our prayers more likely to be heard if we offer them quietly at home a provocative history of the role of . Silence speaks as a visual conceit through the serene icon of mary magdalene chosen to illustrate the dust jacket enfolding silence a christian history foreshadowing themes in diarmaid maccullochs magisterial study this cover details a scene of dedication from a 14th century fresco cycle in
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