The Poems of Rowan Williams

Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury since 2002, is the first Welshman in 1,000 years to hold the office. A theologian of some renown, he has stirred up controversy with his outspoken position in support of the ordination of gay clergy and various other liberal causes. This man of erudition, eclectic intellectual interests and bold statements and actions also writes poetry, an unusual and sometimes risky pastime for a theologian anchored more in dogmatics and systematics than in the imagistic. This volume collects all of the poems from the archbishop’s two previously published books of poetry and adds a few new ones.


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