Christ the Heart of Creation (Hardcover)

By Rowan Williams

Bloomsbury Continuum, 9781472945549, 304pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2018

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Description

In this wide-ranging book, Rowan Williams argues that what we say about Jesus Christ is key to understanding what Christian belief says about creator and creation overall. Through detailed discussion of texts from the earliest centuries to the present day, we are shown some of the various and subtle ways in which Christians have discovered in their reflections on Christ the possibility of a deeply affirmative approach to creation, and a set of radical insights in ethics and politics as well.

Throughout his life, Rowan Williams has been deeply influenced by thinkers of the Eastern Christian tradition as well as Catholic and Anglican writers. This book draws on insights from Eastern Christianity, from the Western Middle Ages and from Reformed thinkers, from Calvin to Bonhoeffer – as well as considering theological insights sparked by philosophers like Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein. Christ the Heart of Creation concerns fundamental issues for Christian belief and Williams tackles them head-on: he writes with pellucid clarity and shows his gift for putting across what are inevitably complex ideas to a wide audience.



About the Author

Rowan Williams is the former Archbishop of Canterbury and currently Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. The author of many important books from The Wound of Knowledge to On Augustine and The Tragic Imagination, he is also a published poet and contributor to the New Statesman.