- An original, theologically informed work, written by asignificant Quaker theologian
- Provides a new perspective on Christian practices ofsilence
- Considers the theological and ethical significance of thesepractices
- Relates silence, listening and communication to majorcontemporary issues
- Takes forward theological engagement with feministthought
- Contributes to ongoing research into the theology of DietrichBonhoeffer.
About the Author
Table of ContentsPreface and Acknowledgements.
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 ofsilence.
7. Privacy, Omniscience and the Silence of God.
What People are Saying About This
“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
“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.”