Keeping God's Silence: Towards a Theological Ethics of Communication
November 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
List of Abbreviations.
Introduction: Beginning with Silence.
1. Assessing Silence.
2. Who Hears?.
3. Resurrection Silence.
4. Hearing the Word.
5. Wisdom and Folly: Seeking places to stand.
6. Hearing with God’s Ears: Interpreting practices of silence.
7. Privacy, Omniscience and the Silence of God.
- An original, theologically informed work, written by a significant Quaker theologian
- Provides a new perspective on Christian practices of silence
- Considers the theological and ethical significance of these practices
- Relates silence, listening and communication to major contemporary issues
- Takes forward theological engagement with feminist thought
- Contributes to ongoing research into the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
“What starts off, quite modestly, as an exploration of what theologians and others have said about silence, develops into a serious challenge to the way theology itself is done, and indeed, to the way other researches are done, and conversation held … it is work that will yield rich insights.”