Rowan's Rule

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Hodder & Stoughton, Jul 9, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 624 pages
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This major new edition of Rupert Shortt's acclaimed biography of Rowan Williams provides fresh insight into the life and thought of perhaps the most gifted Christian leader of our time. Unburdened by national office, the former Archbishop has spoken more candidly than ever about the multiple conflicts - over gay clergy, women bishops and the place of faith in the public square - that rocked the Anglican Church and wider society during his decade at the helm.

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User Review  - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing

The early chapters read like medieval hagiography. The little boy so interested in religion that he convinced his parents to change churches grew up into the young man who was so intelligent that he ... Read full review

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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 a Visiting Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford. He has contributed to a range of publications, including The Times, the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian. His books include Rowan's Rule - The Biography of the Archbishop, Rowan Williams: An Introduction, God's Advocates: Christian Thinkers in Conversation, Benedict XVI: Commander of the Faith and Christianophobia.

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