Sustained by dreams of glorious martyrdom, a seventeenth-century Purtuguese missionary in Japan administers to the outlawed Christians until Japanese authorities capture him and force him to watch the torture of his followers, promising to stop if he will renounce Christ.
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SilenceのBebeCherieさんの感想・レビューUser Review - 読書メーター
I read this in Japanese when I was in college while I was still a seeker. I don't think I got what "silence" meant back then. It was worth reading, having faith more than 30 years, I think I could understand better of those Portugues missionaries' faith.
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"Silence" has a Biblical quality to it. I suppose it is the way it raises tremendous difficulties — moral and theological conundrums, and existential crises — and then only subtly, even indirectly ...