Our book of the month for June is God with Us written by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. The book was released earlier this year and is one of many books that Rowan Williams has written on the subject of God and Christianity. 

God with Us

In this book Williams provides an introduction to the foundation story of the Christian faith, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. He looks at the cross and examines what it represents to Christians by going through the meaning of it as a sign, as a sacrifice and as a victory. He then takes a look at the meaning of the resurrection, both back then and in today’s world. Each chapter guides you through these important theological insights allowing you to examine them in light of your own beliefs. At the end of each chapter Williams poses questions for reflection or discussion, making it the perfect book for a book group wishing to enter theological discussions regarding the Christian faith. 

Royal Wedding 2011

Rowan Williams is incredibly well respected as a theologian with a solid academic background which began at Cambridge University in the early 1970s. After gaining his doctorate in Theology at Oxford he went on to become ordained as a priest and combined his academic and parish duties.  In 1992 he became Bishop of Monmouth and in 1999 he was elected Bishop of Wales. It was in late 2002 that he was elected at the Archbishop of Canterbury, a position he held for ten years before stepping down to move to a new role as Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Although as a Royal Peculiar Westminster Abbey sits outside of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s purview, Rowan Williams did play an important role in a memorable ceremony whilst holding the position. In 2011 he solemnised the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, an event which was watched around the world.

 

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