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The Passion of Martin Scorsese

posted on November 21, 2016

In The New York Times Magazine, Paul Elie writes about Martin Scorsese’s 27-year quest to make his new film, Silence. The movie, based on the novel of the same name, traces the history of Catholicism in Japan and tells a story of the country’s Jesuit missionaries. Elie writes, “Silence is a novel for our time: It locates, in the missionary past, so many of the religious matters that vex us in the postsecular present — the claims to universal truths in diverse societies, the conflict between a profession of faith and the expression of it, and the seeming silence of God while believers are drawn into violence on his behalf.”

Read at The New York Times Magazine