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Silence
Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch

ISBN: 9780241952320
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 28 May 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.8
Description:
Silence is at the heart of the history of Christianity. Some silences are holy, some skirt the borders of evil: besides prayer and mystical contemplation, there is shame and evasion, even purposeful forgetting. In this daring and moving history, Diarmaid MacCulloch draws us into a polyphony of silences from the whole span of Christianity and beyond, from ancient Jewish and Greek beginnings to Jesus' ministry, from the monastic movement to the eruption of the Reformation, and on to more troubling silences.

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

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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