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Silence and Beauty : hidden faith born of suffering (Hardcover) (Makoto Fujimura)

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Shusaku Endo's novel Silence, first published in 1966, endures as one of the greatest works of twentieth-century Japanese literature. Its narrative of the persecution of Christians in seventeenth-century Japan raises uncomfortable questions about God and the ambiguity of faith in the midst of suffering and hostility.Endo's Silence took internationally renowned visual artist Makoto Fujimura on a pilgrimage of grappling with the nature of art, the significance of pain and his own cultural heritage. His artistic faith journey overlaps with Endo's as he uncovers deep layers of meaning in Japanese history and literature, expressed in art both past and present. He finds connections to how faith is lived in contemporary contexts of trauma and glimpses of how the gospel is conveyed in Christ-hidden cultures.In this world of pain and suffering, God often seems silent. Fujimura's reflections show that light is yet present in darkness, and that silence speaks with hidden beauty and truth.
Number of Pages: 261
Genre: Religion + Beliefs, Art, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Christianity / Literature
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Intervarsity Pr
Author: Makoto Fujimura
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2016
TCIN: 51157467
UPC: 9780830844593
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-7953
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