Silence and Sound in Religious Expression: Dissonance or Harmony?

Recently the BBC World Service’s Heart and Soul religion and spirituality program has investigated the relationship between silence and noise in worship across religious traditions. Clive Lawton, in his segment A Jew’s Search For Silence, discovers that in most religious traditions the boundaries between sound and silence are rarely well demarcated.

Listen (28 min.), enjoy, and comment.

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  1. Thanks for this Jordan. I was driving home yesterday and heard a snippet of this program, thought to myself that I should make a note of finding it online, and immediately stepped into the not silence of our home and promptly forgot about it!

    I will look forward to hearing the whole thing, what I heard for the 5 minutes that I heard it was pretty interesting.

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