Rupert Shortt's celebrated biography of Rowan Williams provides a sympathetic but clear-eyed assessment of a remarkable, gifted and much-maligned leader as he seeks to steer the Anglican Communion through the stormiest period in its history. Always a controversial figure, Rowan Williams' decisions have upset both conservatives and progressives alike. But is he playing a long game, obliged to rate church unity above the pursuit of his own vision? Written with Rowan Williams's cooperation, Rupert Shortt answers this question and many more, giving a compelling portrait of a private and in some ways surprisingly vulnerable man.
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Review: Rowan's Rule: The Biography Of The ArchbishopUser Review - Rachael Eliz - Goodreads
A really good read through. Only goes up to 2008 but a great book. Not particularly biased - neither worshipping or satanising him - it sympathises with the difficulties of the demanding role at the ... Read full review
Review: Rowan's Rule: The Biography Of The ArchbishopUser Review - Colin Heber-Percy - Goodreads
Inevitably what starts as a biography becomes a report on the state of Anglicanism. The fact is, Rowan Williams is much, much more interesting as a subject than the petty politicking of other prelates ... Read full review