Book Reviews by Peter Epps

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Silence

            Silence is probably Shusaku Endo’s best-known work in both America and Japan, followed by his last novel, Deep River.  Both works are frequently considered by teachers in Christian colleges as likely to make students wrestle deeply with their faith.  Silence, especially, receives considerable critical attention, as well.  Its exploration of missionary enterprise, the temptation to despair, and the possibility of apostasy justify attention by scholars; yet, certain tendentious choices about point-of-view, as well as Endo’s own t...

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