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Silence: A Christian History
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I'm not sure what to say. I'm not religious by any means, but my family are and have read some of the Authors other works. I found it interesting to consider silence in terms of the choices the Church has made over which topics to engage, which to ignore and sweep under the carpet etc.
It's frustrating that change within the Church takes so long to occur. I don't understand the stance on women in the church, homosexuality, abuse etc. It seems like they are hopelessly behind the times. And yet, the author makes great efforts to explain the reasons behind the 'silence' and the thought processes involved. Not a light read, something to concentrate on, but it has lots of offer anyone who'll give it a go.
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on 10 October 2014
As always a pleasure to read the writings of Mac Culloch .
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on 26 March 2015
Good follow up after reading "Christianity"
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Diarmaid MacCulloch has expanded on a series of lectures he gave to produce this superb book. He defines silence not only as the lack of noise in a worshipful sense, but also as a reticence to comment, sometimes on abuses, and seeks to answer the much bigger question of why the churches are sometimes silent.

The scope of his thinking, and his ability to produce a spark of insight is quite remarkable. I found myself putting the book down to have a think quite a few times. There are two books wrapped into one, perhaps: there is an historical account, where he is very secure in his knowledge of the Christian churches' past (no surprise there given his previous writings) but also a developing argument about some current issues on which the church has said too little. This is a less even section, being an immediate reaction to events which may look very different in a few years. The fact that he is honest enough to acknowledge that he is trying to think on the hoof is refreshing, and there is something enlivening about being invited to share in that unravelling. Inevitably, this immediacy means that weight is given to today's causes over others, but it is justified because the church has to respond to today's causes.

All in all a sparkling summary of a large subject area. None of us will agree with every word, but we will relish the clarity of the argument.
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on 21 May 2015
Very good book
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A journey into what silence has meant and how this has been used in Christianity.
I found that this book is aimed more at the academic and it does make for some reading. Great footnotes. I believe this book sets out to explore the beginning of and concept of silence. You'll need some time for reading this book but it is well worth it.
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on 28 July 2015
Interesting
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on 14 November 2014
Excellent
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on 3 June 2013
A brilliant book by a real scholar who is also a living, breathing human being. He brings his clear arguments to bear on areas - some very controversial. Always he seems to be very fair and balanced. It stands alone as a first class piece of wriing. He is fantastically well-read yet doesn't show off. He really wants his readers to understand and he does his best to help reach clarity and wisdom.
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on 15 February 2015
Quite good. A bit long-winded, but detailed. Quite well-written.
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