Rowan's Rule

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Hodder & Stoughton, Jul 9, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages
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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 Archbishop

User 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 Archbishop

User 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

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About the author (2009)

Rupert Shortt is Religion Editor of The Times Literary Supplement and he has written for a variety of other publications, including the Daily Telegraph, The Times, the Financial Times and the Guardian.

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