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Rowan Williams His legacy Andrew Goddard

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ISBN:
9780745956022
Published:
18th January 2013
Format:
Paperback
Dimensions:
336 pages: 198mm x 130mm x 26mm

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Rowan Williams has served as Archbishop of Canterbury through one of the most turbulent periods in the history of global Anglicanism. He has also faced numerous challenges within the Church of England. How has he coped with the huge issues of a divided church and a rapidly changing world? What has he done as archbishop when parts of the church are campaigning for an 'inclusive church' with gay-partnered clergy and women bishops, while others are determined to resist these developments? How has he related to other Christian traditions and those of other faiths? What has he said about the Iraq war, the financial crash, Sharia Law? In this fascinating assessment, Andrew Goddard surveys Archbishop Rowan's time in office. Goddard draws on Williams- speeches and writings, as well as interviews and comments from those who have worked with him. This book shows the pressures faced by an academic scholar who only took on this demanding role because he believed it to be God's call. What sort of leader has he been, and what sort of legacy does he leave for his successor, Justin Welby?
Andrew Goddard is a well-known speaker and writer on Christian Ethics. He has recently been appointed Associate Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE), based at Tyndale House in Cambridge. The Institute is part of the Public Leadership Programme of the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF) and aims to provide resouces for academics, Christian professionals and church leaders. He is also editor of the Anglican theological journal Anvil, a fellow of the Anglican Communion Institute (working to support Anglican orthodoxy within the Anglican Communion), and a member of the Church of England's Faith and Order Advisory Group. He is also a member of the Leadership Team of Fulcrum (renewing the Evangelical centre within the Church of England), the Board of Directors of the International Jacques Ellul Society and the Ethics Group of Grove Books. In November 2012 he was installed as an Honorary Canon of Winchester Cathedral in recognition of his services to the Anglican Communion. He is married to Lis, who is also ordained, and they have two children. They are based in London where Lis has a parish post. Andrew taught full time in Trinity until the end of the 2009-10 academic year; he continues to teach part time and to supervise reasearch students.

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