WHAT: Silence by Shusaku Endo, Led by Jen Waters
WHEN: Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 6:30PM - 7:30PM [Note: Hart Readers has moved from the first Wednesday to the first Thursday of the month.]
WHERE: The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 (in the Walthour Library)
For more information, contact Kerith Lee, 404-237-7582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shusaku Endo’s classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times was ecently released as a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver.
"Silence I regard as a masterpiece, a lucid and elegant drama."-The New York Review of Books
Seventeenth-century Japan: Two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to a country hostile to their religion, where feudal lords force the faithful to publicly renounce their beliefs. Eventually captured and forced to watch their Japanese Christian brothers lay down their lives for their faith, the priests bear witness to unimaginable cruelties that test their own beliefs. Shusaku Endo is one of the most celebrated and well-known Japanese fiction writers of the twentieth century, and Silence is widely considered to be his great masterpiece.
*Hart Readers is a community reading group. On first Wednesdays, from 6:30-7:30 pm, readers from the church parish and the broader community will gather at the Cathedral Book Store to discuss contemporary books and issues from a theological perspective. Discussions are facilitated by various clergy and lay teachers. We will not meet during Lent. For more information, call Kerith Lee at 404-237-7582 or email email@example.com