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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.
The shared moral project of the next decade will be restoring the link between labour, community and a meaningful life.
His radical depictions of desire and oblivion changed the course of English poetry – and, 200 years after his death, they disarm us still.
We are backing away from the job of resourcing young people to respond with intelligence, imagination and honesty.
Here she is, squatting down, head cocked, birdlike, to listen to a small girl.
The author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell returns with this remarkable novel.
“Shakespearean” as an adjective has had an unexpected currency in contemporary political journalism – but there are so many other dimensions to a “Shakespearean” sensibility.
The pandemic has forced us to confront the issue of death: how do we think about dying, and what does it mean for how we live?
Culture and the universal genius were not the only things to thrive in this supposed golden age – so too did slavery and warfare.
9 June 2011: Rowan Williams, the then Archbishop of Canterbury, offers advice to the coalition.
Much has been made of the idiosyncrasy of Mantel’s treatment of Cromwell. But as her new novel demonstrates, she has never simply given him a moral free pass.