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Thinking Aloud
Great Works: Silence by Shusaku Endo
On today's Thinking Aloud, we continue our Great Works series, featuring a masterpiece from the Great Works List of the Honors Program at Brigham Young University. We'll travel to a part of the world where the roots of Christianity are not as deep, perhaps, as in the Western World, or on the African Continent, and certainly not as deep as in the Middle East where Christianity began. The soil of Japan has not been the most fertile ground for the seeds planted by Christian missionaries. Indeed, few places have witnessed the story of Christian martyrdom quite like Japan. Join Marcus Smith with scholar Van Gessel to experience the great novel Silence, by 20th century Japanese writer Shusaku Endo. —Original airdate: 10/6/2008

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