Rowan Williams – On Church, C. S. Lewis, Dostoevsky, and More [Video]

June 15, 2015



Yesterday was the birthday of Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury. . .

Williams, who led the Anglican Communion as Archbishop from 2002 from 2012, is a poet and theologian, with a keen interest in literature and beauty. In his work, he interacts with everything from patristics to contemporary novels, from Teresa of Avila to C.S. Lewis. (Read our review of his book The Lion’s World: Into the Heart of Narnia.)

We reviewed Williams’ book, [easyazon_link asin=”0664260527″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Meeting God in Mark[/easyazon_link], in our Lent 2015 print issue. Are you a subscriber?

In honor of his birthday, here are seven videos which begin to encompass Williams’s range and depth of thinking, from a short clip on what church is to a full dialogue with Richard Dawkins.


Enjoy these short videos with Rowan Williams
(Compiled by Joe Krall):

What is Church? | Why Read C.S. Lewis for Lent?
On Dostoevsky | On His Theological Development |
On Contemporary Theology
On the New Atheists | Dialogue with Richard Dawkins

What is Church?:

“Gratefulness becomes the beginning of the church’s life.”

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