Diarmaid MacCulloch examines the various roles that silence has played in the history of Christianity

Diarmaid MacCulloch's new book 'Silence: A Christian History' examines the various roles silence has played in the development of Christianity, from 4th-century hermits in the Syrian desert to the more recent reluctance to face up to clerical child abuse. The author joins Anne McElvoy to help fill in the gaps.

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