Silence

A Christian History
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Product Number: DD12467
Released: Aug 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483008530
Narrator/s: Walter Dixon
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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 or loudly in church? How can we really know if God is listening? From the earliest days, Christians have struggled with these questions. Their varied answers have defined the boundaries of Christian faith and established the language of our most intimate appeals for guidance or forgiveness. MacCulloch shows how Jesus chose to emphasize silence as an essential part of his message and how silence shaped the great medieval monastic communities of Europe. He also examines the darker forms of religious silence, from the church's embrace of slavery and its muted reaction to the Holocaust to the cover-up by Catholic authorities of devastating sexual scandals. A groundbreaking work that will change our understanding of the most fundamental wish to be heard by God, Silence gives voice to the greatest mysteries of faith.

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Author(s): Diarmaid MacCulloch
Genre: History

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Author(s): Diarmaid MacCulloch
Narrator(s): Walter Dixon
Genre: History, Religion
Product Number Z100067622
Released: Oct 17, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Gildan Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781469027654
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Author(s): Diarmaid MacCulloch
Genre: Religion, History
Product Number EB00385018
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101638064

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