A Ray of Darkness: Sermons and Reflections

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Cowley Publications, 1995 - Religion - 244 pages
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Rowan Williams is the Archbishop of Canterbury. In this collection of pastoral sermons and addresses, Williams shows how the faith of the creeds can still equip Christians for a vigorous and critical engagement with the world of today. In his often poetic, sometimes scholarly, and always thoughtful and engaging style, Williams reflects with wisdom and empathy on the gospel connections to issues of peace, war, justice, sexuality, wholeness, suffering, loneliness, vocation, and mission. Sermons from the church year and practical matters of Christian spirituality such as intercessory prayer and Bible study are also included; still others celebrate great Christian figures across the centuries, from the Anglo-Saxon saints to Michael Ramsey and T. S. Eliot. Also, published for the first time are Williams's addresses on Mission and Spirituality delivered at Yale in 1991, a sharp but sympathetic perspective on evangelism in the church today.

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User Review  - medievalmama - LibraryThing

Picked it up from a library shelf because I was bored and ended out reading half of it standing there. Went back and read the rest of. No wonder he is Archbishop of Canterbury! Readable but clearly ... Read full review

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Rowan Williams sermons are thoughtful and thought-provoking, and generally more accessible than his academic works. Read full review


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ROWAN WILLIAMS, the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, was formerly Primate of the Church in Wales. He taught at both Oxford and Cambridge until 1991 when he was made Bishop of Monmouth. He is the author of Lost Icons, Writing in the Dust, Ponder These Things, Resurrection, The Truce of God, and Arius.

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