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Rowan Williams is Archbishop of Wales.
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Obres de Rowan Williams

A Ray of Darkness (1994) 285 exemplars
On Christian Theology (1999) 249 exemplars
Arius: Heresy and Tradition (1987) 239 exemplars
Anglican Identities (2004) 187 exemplars
Love's Redeeming Work: The Anglican Quest for Holiness (2001) — Editor — 164 exemplars
The Truce Of God (1983) 130 exemplars
Teresa of Avila (1991) 118 exemplars
Christ the Heart of Creation (2018) 116 exemplars
The Poems of Rowan Williams (2002) 98 exemplars
Meeting God in Mark (2014) 97 exemplars
On Augustine (2016) 92 exemplars
Faith in the Public Square (2012) 88 exemplars
Meeting God in Paul (2015) 78 exemplars
The Way of St Benedict (2020) 45 exemplars
What is Christianity? (2015) 26 exemplars
Passions of the Soul (2024) 18 exemplars
Living the Lord's Prayer (2008) 17 exemplars
Great Poets of the 20th Century: W.H. Auden (2008) — Pròleg — 12 exemplars
Collected Poems (2021) 10 exemplars
After Silent Centuries (1994) 9 exemplars
The Other Mountain (2014) 8 exemplars
Headwaters (2008) 8 exemplars
The Body's Grace (1989) 6 exemplars
Shakeshafte and Other Plays (2021) 6 exemplars
In conversation (2019) 5 exemplars
Sophia (2009) 4 exemplars
Rowan Williams in Conversation (2020) 3 exemplars
Remembering Jerusalem: Poems (2001) 2 exemplars
Det kristne livet 1 exemplars
De weg van Benedictus (2023) 1 exemplars
信為何物 1 exemplars
Diez Conferencias 1 exemplars
Crisis and recovery 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The History of the Church: From Christ to Constantine (0321) — Pròleg, algunes edicions4,260 exemplars
Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace (2005) — Pròleg, algunes edicions702 exemplars
The Cambridge Companion to Christian Ethics (2000) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions223 exemplars
Why Go to Church?: The Drama of the Eucharist (2008) — Pròleg, algunes edicions218 exemplars
The Modern Theologians: An Introduction to Christian Theology Since 1918 (2005) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions215 exemplars
Anglican Spirit (1991) — Pròleg — 193 exemplars
The Cambridge Companion to Jesus (2001) — Col·laborador — 176 exemplars
Mission-Shaped Church (2004) — Pròleg — 167 exemplars
The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics (2004) — Epíleg, algunes edicions163 exemplars
This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook (2019) — Epíleg — 161 exemplars
The Arians of the Fourth Century (1876) — Introducció, algunes edicions115 exemplars
Power and Passion: Six Characters in Search of Resurrection (2006) — Pròleg, algunes edicions99 exemplars
The Cambridge Companion to Hans Urs von Balthasar (2004) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
The Gospel of John and Christian Theology (2008) — Col·laborador — 87 exemplars
Moral Issues and Christian Responses (1997) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions84 exemplars
The Way Forward?: Christian Voices on Homosexuality and the Church (1997) — Col·laborador — 75 exemplars
The Meaning in the Miracles (2001) — Pròleg — 73 exemplars
Postmodern Theology: Christian Faith in a Pluralist World (1989) — Col·laborador — 58 exemplars
Anna and Mister God (1998) — Pròleg, algunes edicions53 exemplars
Glory Descending: Michael Ramsey And His Writings (2005) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
Barefoot Disciple: Walking the Way of Passionate Humility (2011) — Pròleg, algunes edicions40 exemplars
Augustine and His Critics (Christian Origins) (2000) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Balthasar at the End of Modernity (1999) — Epíleg — 34 exemplars
God and Government (2009) — Pròleg — 31 exemplars
Praying for England: Priestly Presence in Contemporary Culture (2008) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
First Light: A celebration of Alan Garner (2016) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
Christ: the sacramental word (1996) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Against the Heathen (1977) — Pròleg — 22 exemplars
Karl Barth: Studies of His Theological Methods (1979) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
The Worlds We Live in: Dialogues with Rowan Williams (2005) — Epíleg — 15 exemplars
Anglicanism and the Western Christian Tradition (2003) — Pròleg — 15 exemplars
Gestures of God: Explorations in Sacramentality (2004) — Pròleg — 15 exemplars
Be Glad: An Incredible String Band Compendium (2004) — Pròleg — 14 exemplars
Shari'a in the West (2010) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Seven Words for the 21st Century (2002) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Pearl Beyond Price: The Attractive Jesus (2002) — Pròleg — 13 exemplars
Philosophy, religion, and the spiritual life (1992) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Religion (2019) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Blue Labour: Forging a New Politics (2015) — Pròleg — 11 exemplars
Encounter Between Eastern Orthodoxy and Radical Orthodoxy (2009) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Strangely Orthodox (2006) — Pròleg — 9 exemplars
The Vocation of Theology Today: A Festschrift for David Ford (2013) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Rethinking metaphysics (1995) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Sunstone - Issue 144, December 2006 (2006) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
A century of theological and religious studies in Britain (2004) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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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.… (més)
Duffyevsky | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | 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 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | 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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