image image Rowan Williams Rowan Williams, born 1950 in Swansea, south Wales, is the current and 104th Archbishop of Canterbury. In this position, Rowan is the leader of the 77 million-strong worldwide Anglican Communion.

He studied at Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in theology; he was awarded a doctorate of philosophy in theology by Wadham College, Oxford, in 1975. After teaching at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, he held a series of academic and ecclesiastical appointments, culminating in his professorship of divinity at Oxford (1986–92). He became bishop of Monmouth in 1992 and was enthroned as archbishop of Wales in 2000. His nomination as archbishop of Canterbury in 2002 generated significant controversy because of his liberal views on homosexuality and other matters, though he was supported by stalwarts of the church such as the Reverend Desmond Tutu.^[1]^

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  • Grace and Necessity: Reflections on Art and Love (2005)
  • Why Study the Past? (2005)
  • Anglican Identities (2004) ISBN 1-56101-254-8
  • Darkness Yielding (2004) ISBN 1-870652-36-3
  • The Dwelling of the Light — Praying with Icons of Christ (2003 Canterbury Press)
  • Writing in the Dust: Reflections on 11th September and Its Aftermath (Hodder and Stoughton, 2002)
  • Lost Icons: Essays on Cultural Bereavement (2003 T & T Clark)
  • Teresa of Avila (2003) ISBN 0-225-66579-4
  • Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert (2003) ISBN 0-7459-5170-8
  • Faith and Experience in Early Monasticism (2002)
  • Ponder These Things: Praying With Icons of the Virgin (Canterbury Press, 2002)
  • Writing in the Dust: Reflections on 11th September and Its Aftermath (Hodder and Stoughton, 2002)
  • The Poems of Rowan Williams (2002)
  • Arius: Heresy and Tradition (2nd ed. 2001) ISBN 0-334-02850-7
  • Christ on Trial (2000) ISBN 0-00-710791-9
  • On Christian Theology (2000)
  • Faith in the University (1989)
  • After Silent Centuries (1994)
  • Open to Judgement: Sermons and Addresses (Darton, Longman and Todd, 1994)
  • Christianity and the Ideal of Detachment (1989)
  • Politics and Theological Identity (with David Nicholls) (Jubilee 1984)
  • Open to Judgement: Sermons and Addresses (1984)
  • Peacemaking Theology (1984)
  • The Truce of God (London: Fount, 1983)
  • Essays Catholic and Radical(Bowerdean 1983) (ed. with K. Leech)
  • Eucharistic Sacrifice: The Roots of a Metaphor (1982 Grove Books)
  • Resurrection: Interpreting the Easter Gospel (1982 Darton, Longman and Todd)
  • The Wound of Knowledge (1979 Darton, Longman and Todd)

Notes

  1. ? Rowan Williams, In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved March 18, 2009, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/862588/Rowan-Williams.

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