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The power of silence : against the dictatorship of noise / Robert Cardinal Sarah, with Nicholas Diat ; [edited by] Translated by Michael J. Miller.

Sarah, Robert Cardinal, (aukthor.). Diat, Nicolas. (Added Author). Miller, Michael J. (Translator), (translator.).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 248.4 SAR POW (Text) 34207002067511 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library 248.4 SAR (Text) 70621000214503 Adult - Non Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781621641919 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 247 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco, California : Ignatius Press, [2017]

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Introduction -- I. Silence versus the world's noise -- II: God does not speak, but his voice is quite clear -- Part III: Silence, the mystery, and the sacred -- Part IV: God's silence in the face of evil unleashed -- Part V: Like a voice crying out in the desert: the meeting at the Grande Chartreuse.
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In a time when there is more and more noise, and technology and materialism continue to exert their hold on us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The world generates so much noise that seeking moments of silence only becomes more necessary. For Cardinal Sarah, modern man, in repressing the divine, finds himself in a deep dilemma, an oppressive and anguishing trial. The Cardinal recalls that life is a silent relationship between what is most intimate in man and God. Silence is indispensable for hearing the music of God: prayer arises from silence and returns to silence with ever greater depth. In this long and profound conversation with Nicolas Diat, done within the hallowed walls of silence in the famous Carthusian monastery of La Grande Chartreux in France, the Cardinal proposes the question: can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, love? The response is undeniable: all that is great and creative is formed by silence. God is silence. After the great international success of God or Nothing, translated into fourteen languages, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. -Although speech characterizes man, silence is what defines him, because speech acquires sense only in terms of this silence.- This is the beautiful and significant message of The Power of Silence. In this book, Cardinal Sarah has only one aim, which is summed up in this thought from his book: -Silence is difficult but it makes a human being able to allow himself to be led by God. Silence is born of silence. Through God the silent one we can gain access to silence. And a human being is unceasingly surprised by the light that bursts forth then. Silence is more important than any other human work. For it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service.- Publisher's marketing.
Subject: Religion.
Christian life.

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