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.
Diarmaid MacCulloch’s superb biography explores the motives of Henry VIII’s right-hand man.
Dismissed as reactionary fantasy and even labelled fascist, Tolkien’s novels told of the corrupting influence of power. He deserves to be taken seriously, now more than ever.
This not-so-distant mirror shows how political anxieties are displaced on to minorities.
The price of a humanity that actually grows and changes is death.
The former Archbishop reviews The Political Samaritan: How Power Hijacked a Parable by Nick Spencer.
La Belle Sauvage, the first book in the author’s new trilogy, explores the connectedness between humanity and its environment.
Belonging describes how even as Europe claimed to emancipate Jews, it persecuted them.
Andrew Donskov's Tolstoy and Tolstaya charts the couple's life in letters.
A new book by the conservative blogger Rob Dreher asks whether Christians should turn their back on society – is he right?
Left and right alike seem to have nodded through the half-baked utilitarianism and economism of much recent policy.