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Book Review: Silent, in Order to Hear the Word

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Nuns worship in Ebersburg, Germany.
September 16, 2013

Silence may seem an unlikely signal to pick up across the noisy first two millennia of Christianity. The Gospel of John opens not with the nativity stories and kinship trees of its predecessor gospels Matthew, Mark, and Luke, but with a bold…

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