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Rowan Williams is Archbishop of Wales.
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Værker af Rowan Williams

Stilhed og honningkager (2003) 356 eksemplarer
A Ray of Darkness (1994) 282 eksemplarer
On Christian Theology (1999) 245 eksemplarer
Arius: Heresy and Tradition (1987) 234 eksemplarer
Anglican Identities (2004) 183 eksemplarer
Love's Redeeming Work: The Anglican Quest for Holiness (2001) — Redaktør — 159 eksemplarer
The Truce Of God (1983) 129 eksemplarer
Teresa of Avila (1991) 118 eksemplarer
Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons (2018) 114 eksemplarer
Christ the Heart of Creation (2018) 110 eksemplarer
The Poems of Rowan Williams (2002) 96 eksemplarer
Meeting God in Mark (2014) 95 eksemplarer
On Augustine (2016) 92 eksemplarer
Faith in the Public Square (2012) 85 eksemplarer
Meeting God in Paul (2015) 78 eksemplarer
The Way of St Benedict (2020) 44 eksemplarer
What is Christianity? (2015) 24 eksemplarer
Living the Lord's Prayer (2008) 17 eksemplarer
Great Poets of the 20th Century: W.H. Auden (2008) — Forord — 12 eksemplarer
Passions of the Soul (2024) 9 eksemplarer
After Silent Centuries (1994) 9 eksemplarer
Collected Poems (2021) 9 eksemplarer
The Other Mountain (2014) 8 eksemplarer
Headwaters (2008) 8 eksemplarer
Shakeshafte and Other Plays (2021) 6 eksemplarer
The Body's Grace (1989) 6 eksemplarer
In conversation (2019) 5 eksemplarer
Sophia (2009) 4 eksemplarer
Rowan Williams in Conversation (2020) 3 eksemplarer
Islam, Christianity and Pluralism (2007) 3 eksemplarer
Plough Quarterly No. 38 - Repair (2023) 2 eksemplarer
Remembering Jerusalem: Poems (2001) 2 eksemplarer
Det kristne livet 1 eksemplar
Diez Conferencias 1 eksemplar
Crisis and recovery 1 eksemplar
De weg van Benedictus (2023) 1 eksemplar
信為何物 1 eksemplar
Being Human (2018) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The History of the Church: From Christ to Constantine (0321) — Forord, nogle udgaver4,164 eksemplarer
Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace (2005) — Forord, nogle udgaver691 eksemplarer
The Cambridge Companion to Christian Ethics (2000) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver218 eksemplarer
Why Go to Church?: The Drama of the Eucharist (2008) — Forord, nogle udgaver217 eksemplarer
The Modern Theologians: An Introduction to Christian Theology Since 1918 (2005) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver210 eksemplarer
Anglican Spirit (1991) — Forord — 193 eksemplarer
The Cambridge Companion to Jesus (2001) — Bidragyder — 174 eksemplarer
Mission-Shaped Church (2004) — Forord — 163 eksemplarer
The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics (2004) — Efterskrift, nogle udgaver160 eksemplarer
This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook (2019) — Efterskrift — 157 eksemplarer
The Arians of the Fourth Century (1656) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver114 eksemplarer
Power and Passion: Six Characters in Search of Resurrection (2006) — Forord, nogle udgaver96 eksemplarer
The Cambridge Companion to Hans Urs von Balthasar (2004) — Bidragyder — 93 eksemplarer
The Gospel of John and Christian Theology (2008) — Bidragyder — 86 eksemplarer
Moral Issues and Christian Responses (1997) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver83 eksemplarer
The Meaning in the Miracles (2001) — Forord — 73 eksemplarer
Postmodern Theology: Christian Faith in a Pluralist World (1989) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
Anna og Hr. John (1998) — Forord, nogle udgaver53 eksemplarer
Glory Descending: Michael Ramsey And His Writings (2005) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
Augustine and His Critics (Christian Origins) (2000) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer
Barefoot Disciple: Walking the Way of Passionate Humility (2011) — Forord, nogle udgaver38 eksemplarer
Balthasar at the End of Modernity (1999) — Efterskrift — 33 eksemplarer
God and Government (2009) — Forord — 30 eksemplarer
Praying for England: Priestly Presence in Contemporary Culture (2008) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
First Light: A celebration of Alan Garner (2016) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Christ: the sacramental word (1996) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Karl Barth: Studies of His Theological Methods (1979) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Against the Heathen (1977) — Forord — 19 eksemplarer
The Worlds We Live in: Dialogues with Rowan Williams (2005) — Efterskrift — 15 eksemplarer
Anglicanism and the Western Christian Tradition (2003) — Forord — 15 eksemplarer
Gestures of God: Explorations in Sacramentality (2004) — Forord — 14 eksemplarer
Shari'a in the West (2010) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Be Glad: An Incredible String Band Compendium (2004) — Forord — 13 eksemplarer
Seven Words for the 21st Century (2002) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Pearl Beyond Price: The Attractive Jesus (2002) — Forord — 13 eksemplarer
Philosophy, religion, and the spiritual life (1992) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Religion (2019) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Blue Labour: Forging a New Politics (2015) — Forord — 11 eksemplarer
Encounter Between Eastern Orthodoxy and Radical Orthodoxy (2009) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Strangely Orthodox (2006) — Forord — 9 eksemplarer
Science and Religion: Christian and Muslim Perspectives (2009) — Efterskrift — 7 eksemplarer
The Vocation of Theology Today: A Festschrift for David Ford (2013) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Rethinking metaphysics (1995) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Sunstone - Issue 144, December 2006 (2006) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
A century of theological and religious studies in Britain (2004) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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This was a good read, but a little lacking in length -- the subject matter could have been developed more thoroughly. With Andrei Rublev's 'Hospitality of Abraham' icon, Williams does a good job discussing the icon specifically, but in other instances -- such as the icon of the resurrection -- he uses it as an opportunity to opine about the resurrection generally. Which is not a problem per se, as his theological reflections are sound and well-written, but it somewhat misses the richness of icon qua icon.… (mere)
Duffyevsky | 1 anden anmeldelse | Aug 19, 2022 |
Chapters 1 and 5 were my favorite....
OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
La vida de Thomas Merton fue, en gran medida, de diálogo con personas distantes o muertas. Mientras forja una relación de este tipo con él, el Arzobispo de Canterbury Rowan Williams explora la mente y la influencia de Thomas Merton a través de ensayos sobre temas como la conexión que Merton tuvo con Paul Evdokimov, el teólogo ortodoxo, y Karl Barth, el teólogo reformado. Rowan también toma nota del impacto de los libros sobre el pensamiento de Merton, que abarca desde Fyodor Dostoevsky y Dietrich Bonhoeffer hasta San Juan de la Cruz. A través de sus ensayos, Williams muestra que él y Merton comparten el hecho de que la vida cristiana sin una dimensión contemplativa es incompleta y, además, que una vida contemplativa es accesible no solo a quienes viven en monasterios sino a cualquiera que busque un monasticismo "interiorizado". El misterio de la amistad, una relación duradera mantenida unida no solo por afinidad, preguntas compartidas e intereses comunes, sino también por la conciencia de que cada uno puede ayudar al otro en la peregrinación, es digna de inclusión en la larga lista de adiciones a los sacramentos ortodoxos. Como atestigua el ví­nculo entre Rowan Williams y Thomas Merton, no todas las amistades dependen de ser de la misma generación. -
The life of Thomas Merton was, to a great extent, one of dialogue with people who were either distant or dead. While forging just such a relationship with him, the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams explores the mind and influence of Thomas Merton through essays on such topics as the connection Merton had with Paul Evdokimov, the Orthodox theologian, and Karl Barth, the Reformed theologian. Rowan also takes note of the impact of books on Merton´s thought, spanning from Fyodor Dostoevsky and Dietrich Bonhoeffer to St. John of the Cross. Through his essays, Williams shows that he and Merton share the regard that Christian life without a contemplative dimension is incomplete and, furthermore, that a contemplative life is accessible not only to those living in monasteries but to anyone who seeks an "interiorized" monasticism. The mystery of friendship "an enduring relationship held together not only by affinity, shared questions, and common interests but also by the awareness that each can help the other in pilgrimage" is worthy of inclusion in the long list of additions to the Orthodox sacraments. As the bond between Rowan Williams and Thomas Merton bears witness, not all friendships depend on being of the same generation.
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bibyerrahi | 1 anden anmeldelse | Aug 24, 2021 |
Summary: Weekly meditations by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, written for his parish church from March to September 2020, during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We all remember when life as we knew it ended as lockdowns and stay at home orders were issued to curb rising COVID infections. For many of us it was around mid-March 2020. On March 26, the day of the Feast of the Annunciation (remembering the appearance of Gabriel to Mary announcing she would bear the Christ child), former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams wrote the first of a series of meditations addressing what it means to live in faith, hope, and love during the pandemic. On that day, he wrote:

“And as we contemplate the coming months, not knowing when we can breathe again, it’s worth thinking about how already the foundations have been laid for whatever new opportunities God has for us on the far side of this crisis. The small actions we take to protect one another, to keep open the channels of love and gift, volunteering, if we’re able, to support someone less mobile or less safe, finding new ways of communicating, even simply meditating on how our society might become more just and secure–all this can be the hidden beginning of something fuller and more honest for us all in the future.”


Over the coming months, ending September 17, 2020, Williams wrote weekly meditations for his parish church, collected in this compact book. Each are two to four pages in length. He reflects on our anxiety when our usual outlets for productive activity are gone, of treasuring relationships because of the experience of aloneness, the giving of the Holy Spirit that reminds us we are not God, and of seeking justice for those disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

One of my favorites, on the Feast of St. Matthias (May 14) celebrates this apostle whose greatest accomplishment lies in taking the place of Judas Iscariot. Williams emphasizes the hidden heroism he represents of those who faithfully show up. Another, written on August 6 was especially meaningful. Williams notes that this is both the day the first atom bomb was detonated with deadly results over Hiroshima, and the day of the church’s celebration of the transfiguration. In the first we see the dark face of humanity. In the second we see the radiant face of “infinite love of beauty,” the face of God in human flesh and know there is yet hope for us. I was born on August 6 and I feel this contrast, so beautifully articulated by Williams, has framed my life.

His posts do not all address pandemic-specific realities. Many, like the examples noted above, are connected to the church calendar. Others simply address contemporary realities like the reduction of our individuality and dignity before God to algorithms. Another is simply on meditative walking–something some of us have had time for. He writes with a measure of caution about the current trend of tearing down statues, which merely reflect what is true of all of us–people who got much wrong and a few things right. It may be right to remove a statue, but there is no room for smug superiority in doing so.

This is a sparkling collection of writing that reflects not only the pandemic but many of our contemporary concerns. I found myself wondering what Williams would have written during the horrendous wave of infection that came after the close of the book. What would his reflection have been about stubborn variants and vaccines? I hope he has continued writing. The book ends only part way through the journey, offering helpful direction for how we might live as people of faith both in this and more ordinary times. He recognizes this in his epilogue and recalls his opening reflection. He asks if we have grown through the solidarity forced by our common plight.

It is a question worth considering if we believe that the call to trust and follow Christ is to grow in Christ-likeness until the day we see him. We may feel with vaccines and the rescinding of health orders (at least for a time) that this is “over” and we can move on. If we simply want to forget, does it reveal something about the kind of people we have been through this time, with which we are uncomfortable? It is not too late to reflect on how the pandemic has shaped our life of faith, hope, and love, and make course corrections where needed. If we do not consider William’s question, we may find ourselves on a course that takes us away from Christ, and from solidarity with the human community. Williams’ book reminds us there are candles in the dark for those looking for light.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary review copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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BobonBooks | May 12, 2021 |



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