248.46: MacCulloch, Diarmid. Silence: A Christian History. London: Allen Lane, 2013. 239 pp. ISBN 978-1-846-14426-4.
- 200: Religion
- 240: Christian practices and observances
- 248: Christian experience, practice, and life
- 248.4: Christian life and practice
- 248.46: Individual observances
One of the most powerful social forces is silence. A silent man before a crowd speaks volumes without opening his mouth. Silence is powerful in that it forces the listener to be still within themselves, to not desperately fill the moment with words. In an age where media of all sorts constantly surrounds us, it is nice to gain a little perspective and be silent. Diarmid MacCulloch’s Silence is a look at the use of silence in the history of Christianity.