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Keeping God's Silence (Challenges in Contemporary Theology)
Keeping God's Silence (Challenges in Contemporary Theology)
by Rachel Muers
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £89.87

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Food and drink, 17 Mar 2006
Theology is often described as 'a conversation'. This book, by starting with silence, gives a new way to critically evaluate that conversation - whether it is becoming one-sided because one party is being reduced to silence, or whether there is a lot of talking going on and not much listening. Food for thought on how to 'do' theology.
More than that, however: Muers' most profound point is that silence is not merely an instrumental good for the eventual practice of better speech; a willingness both to keep silence and to allow silences in others (whether in God or in creatures) is essential for true subjectivity and fellowship.
All the permutations of the topic are thought through by an erudite and lucid mind. It is not just a book you read because you're working on the main texts (Muers makes extensive use of Bonhoeffer), it's a book you read to learn how to be a better theologian. It's like a tall glass of water to the thirsty.


Job and the Disruption of Identity: Reading Beyond Barth
Job and the Disruption of Identity: Reading Beyond Barth
by Susannah Ticciati
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £70.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be stimulated, 24 Feb 2006
This is a novel and important way of thinking about Job, a dramatic, compelling and at times baffling character in a dramatic, compelling and at times baffling book of the Old Testament.Reading this treatment of Job might make your head buzz a little like you have drunk too many brandys, but it wil be worth it.


The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England,1400-1580
The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England,1400-1580
by Eamon Duffy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.96

77 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I would give it six stars if the computer would let me..., 24 Feb 2006
This book is not only meticulously researched and exhaustive on all the minutiae of common piety in late medieval/early modern England, it is far more readable and absorbing than such a weighty tome has any right to be. Duffy recreates a lost world in a way that is sensitive and sympathetic - the characters in the brief sketches he can offer from the sources become real people to us. Real quality.


The Architect King: George III and the Culture of the Enlightenment
The Architect King: George III and the Culture of the Enlightenment
by David Watkin
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Method in his madness, 23 Feb 2006
By this title I obviously mean method in the madness of David Watkin, not of King George III, who was clearly just mad, we've all seen that film. But David does a brilliant job of talking up all his good points and making him seem almost sane, which as a Fellow of Peterhouse I'm sure is now second nature to him. This is a very beautiful book and I'm sure the Queen is very proud of him.


Treacherous Bonds and Laughing Fire: Politics and Religion in Wagner's Ring
Treacherous Bonds and Laughing Fire: Politics and Religion in Wagner's Ring
by Mark Berry
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £62.27

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Capitalism burns, 16 Jan 2006
I have read this book, it is wonderful. It is all about how The Ring is not really a semi-pornographic story about ancient gods, but an urgently relevant music-drama about the evils of bourgeois capitalist society. It places Wagner firmly in the thick of the revolutionary turmoil of nineteenth century Europe. It is beautifuly and persuasively argued. And the spelling is impeccable. Buy, buy, buy.


Becket's Crown: Art and Imagination in Gothic England, 1170-1300 (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)
Becket's Crown: Art and Imagination in Gothic England, 1170-1300 (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)
by Paul Binski
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paul Binski is delightful, 27 Jun 2005
I love Paul Binski. Everyone who knows mw knows that. This book is full of love and laughter, merriment and tears, times old and times to come. It's amazing. You should all read it forthwith.
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