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Korpel, Marjo C. A., and Johannes C. de Moor


The Silent God.


Leiden/Boston: Brill 2011. XII, 378 S. m. Abb. u. Tab. 24,0 x 15,8 cm. Geb. EUR 133,00. ISBN 978-90-04-20390-7.


Eric E. Hall

In this book, Marjo Korpel and Johannes de Moor are concerned, as the title suggests, to delve deeper into the phenomenon of God’s silence. More specifically, they propose to give a broad and varie­-gated account of contemporary understandings of God’s silence, using these concerns as a means into a study of God’s silence in the ancient Near East. The book, accordingly, is structured as follows. The first section acts as a reader of modern thought concerning the silence of God. Indeed, Korpel and de Moor reproduce and incorporate a number of important modern theologians, philosophers, poets, and artists from any number of differing religious traditions into a readable exposé of these persons’ thoughts and concerns on this subject. Especially impressive in this section were the ...

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