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Since his retirement as Archbishop of Canterbury and his return to academic life (Master of Magdalene College Cambridge) Rowan Williams has demonstrated a massive new surge of intellectual energy. In this new book he turns his attention to St Augustine.



St Augustine not only shaped the development of Western theology, he also made a major contribution to political theory (City of God) and through his Confessions to the understanding of human psychology. Rowan Williams has an entirely fresh perspective on these matters and the chapter titles in this new book demonstrate this at a glance - 'Language Reality and Desire', 'Politics and the Soul', 'Paradoxes of Self Knowledge', 'Insubstantial Evil'. As with his previous titles, Dostoevsky, The Edge of Words and Faith in the Public Square this new study is sure to be a major contribution on a compelling subject.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: philosophers, religious & spiritualPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian Churches & denominationsReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian theologyReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalPhilosophy of religion Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 07/04/2016 ISBN-13: 9781472925275  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Rowan Williams was Professor of Divinity at Oxford before becoming Bishop of Monmouth in 1992. After ten years as Archbishop of Canterbury, he became Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, in 2013, and is internationally well-known as a theologian, poet and commentator on current affairs.

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As a layman, I found not so much Augustine, but Rowan Williams's rather vaporous discussion, hard to grasp. E.g., right at the beginning, he discourses on the mystery of the sequential nature of speech. To anyone familiar with data input, output, storage and examination, it does not seem so mysterious. Hence, an immediate doubt, which made the book difficult to read. Not recommended for a general reader.

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