Rowan Williams is an Anglican prelate, theologian and poet, who was Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 to 2012. He writes on books for the New Statesman.
David Brooks’s moral handbook, out in paperback, offers a vision of the good life. But in focusing on individuals he misses the bigger picture.
A decision to leave the EU will have consequences for the developing world that we have barely begun to consider.
“Edges: where owls and snow drift / down, spill quietly and stifle”
Are we too complacent in thinking that the toxic brew of paranoia and populism that brought Hitler to power will never be repeated?
Ultimate Questions by Bryan Magee invites us to reconsider the very nature of truth - but its answers are sometimes vague.
The Book of Magic: from Antiquity to the Enlightenment by Brian Copenhaver invites us to reflect on the long history of magic in culture.
Paul and Augustine are blamed for any number of historical outrages. But on questions like slavery and empire, they were more progressive than many credit.
Jeanette Winterson's The Gap of Time is full of metaphorical riches.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury reflects on the politics of Pope Francis.
Violence in human beings has something to do with our sense of meaning, our sense that something is at stake in our identity or integrity.
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