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Keeping God's Silence: Towards a Theological Ethics of Communication

Keeping God's Silence: Towards a Theological Ethics of Communication

Rachel Muers

ISBN: 978-1-405-11899-6

Nov 2004

256 pages

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$157.95

Description

This ground-breaking book provides a new perspective on Christian practices of silence.
  • 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.
Preface and Acknowledgements.

Sources.

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.

8. Openings.

Bibliography.

Index

“This book is a passionate, informed and insightful inquiry into the significance of silence in Christian thinking about God and its bearing upon a theological ethics of communication.” Reviews in Religion and Theology <!--end-->

“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.”
Quaker Studies


  • 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.