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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles
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The tragedy of Achilles and his lover Patroclus in the war against Troy makes a magnificent story, from their first appearance in Homer on, and it was ripe for a retelling. There are flashes of inspiration in the book, where the author shows a passio ...more
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A book to savour and with some gems for all readers exploring the various phenomena of Christian experience. But having said that, following MacCulloch is not always easy, as he moves from early monasticism to musical practices of the Reformation thr ...more
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“the dissident and democratic voice of contemplative silence.”
Diarmaid MacCulloch, Silence: A Christian History

“There is nothing much you can do except to trust your skill, your reactions, and your boat, to try to avoid rocks and treacherous eddies marked by smoother, more inviting water, and the great holes, the vortices, that can swallow a canoe and destroy it. The river can kill you. So can God.”
Maggie Ross, The Fire of Your Life

“The point of the wild-track is that every silence is different and distinctive. Each is charged with the murmurs of the landscape around it, with the personalities of those who have entered it and remain present within it, together with the memories of conversations which have come and gone. It has been well said that silence ‘has no opposite and is the ground of both sound and the absence of sound’.2 It is an ambassador between the mundane and the sublime, solving tensions and miseries which words cannot touch.”
Diarmaid MacCulloch, Silence: A Christian History

“theophany of quietness”
Diarmaid MacCulloch, Silence: A Christian History

Madeline Miller
“There is no law that gods must be fair, Achilles,’ Chiron said. ‘And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth, when another is gone. Do you think?”
Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

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