Silence is both a historical film and a timeless commentary on power and persecution.
Japanese Buddhist adherence is in sharp decline. At every stage of this story, the analogies to Western Catholics are obvious.
We rarely think of Japan as a promising land for Christianity. But the murder of Kenji Goto reminds us that believers do exist there.
Alistair McGrath offers an intellectual history of Emil Brunner's life and thought—and pleads for a recovery of his theology.