Monday 7th June, 2021
Max Picard, The World of Silence (Eighth Day Press, 2002 ), 15.
This quote is from Max Picard's fascinating book, The World of Silence (Eighth Day Press, 2002; Harvill Press, 1948), 15. The book is out of print and picking up a copy is pretty expensive: I don't have one yet but appreciated reading the copy in the University of Leeds library! Picard was a Swiss theologian and philosopher of religion who was deeply influenced by Plato. Born in 1888 to a Jewish family, Picard converted to Roman Catholicism in 1939. Picard was particularly interested in the polarities of silence and language. For a helpful review of the book from which this week's quote is taken, see Dennis Lewis' web page, here.