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 - Jonathan - Goodreads
A detailed look at Rowan Williams's life, from his parents' background until 2009 (a couple years before he retired from the Archbishop's seat). I learned a lot from this book, not only about Williams ... Read full review
Review: Rowan's Rule: The Biography Of The ArchbishopUser Review - Mike Print - Goodreads
I found this book a great introduction to a man everyone in the church has an opinion on but after reading it, I think that many don't understand. A great read for those interested in the Anglican Communion today! Read full review