Sacred Arts from the Billy Graham Center

Stepping Into Silence | August 15 through September 30, 2016

God's Radical Grace in the Suffering of Hidden Christians

This meditative exhibition is designed to engage with Shusaku Endo’s great novel Silence by means of historical artifacts associated with the 17th-century persecution of Christians in Japan and the responsive works by acclaimed artist Makoto Fujimura.

Silence by Shusaku Endo

The "Stepping into Silence" exhibition grows out of a timely convergence: Wheaton College chose Silence as a core text for the new Christ at the Core curriculum the same year as the projected release of Martin Scorsese’s long-awaited film adaptation of the novel.

The online exhibit offers an alternative for those who are unable to visit the exhibit in person.

The Core Book program fosters a shared experience across the Wheaton College community that highlights themes of the Christ at the Core general education curriculum. Find more resources on the novel, read about the curriculum, or view the Stepping into Silence Digital Exhibit.

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