Rowan’s Rule, part 1

One book I finished reading recently is Rupert Shortt’s Rowan’s Rule, a biography of Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury. I will end up writing a review of this book, but before then I want to post some quotes that I found interesting.

So let me begin with a quote from Albert Weale, one of Rowan’s friends, who describes the tension he sees in Rowan’s life, “For someone of very high abilities who has a sincere commitment to the idea of the equality of all human souls, there is bound to be a tension…I see this as a real problem for a man who is committed to the importance of the still small voice of reason and who is himself reasonable in a very unreasonable world.” (p. 9)

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