Faith in the Public Square
:Archbishop Rowan Williams is the most gifted Anglican priest of his generation. His views are consistent and orthodox and yet he has been consistently misunderstood - especially in relation to his views on contemporary society, public morality and the common...
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:Archbishop Rowan Williams is the most gifted Anglican priest of his generation. His views are consistent and orthodox and yet he has been consistently misunderstood - especially in relation to his views on contemporary society, public morality and the common good.In this, the final published work of his Archepiscopate, Dr Williams has assembled a series of chapters on matters of immediate public concern and the relationship of Christianity to these issues. Among his topics are 'Has Secularism Failed?: Europe, Faith and Culture', 'Human Rights and Religious Faith', Changing the Myths We Live By', 'Housekeeping: The Economic Challenge', 'The Gifts Reserved for Age: Perceptions of the Elderly', and 'Analysing Atheism'.
Rowan Williams(PC, DPhil, DD, FBA) is Archbishop of Canterbury, the highest office of the Church of England. Williams is a distinguished theologian and poet.He is the author of over twenty books including: Grace and Necessity: Reflections on Art and Love; Why Study the Past?; Anglican Identities; Darkness Yielding; Writing in the Dust: Reflections on 11th September and Its Aftermath: Arius: Heresy and Tradition; Christ on Trial; On Christian Theology; Open to Judgement: Sermons and Addresses; and Resurrection: Interpreting the Easter Gospel.
- :introduction \ <b>part One: Secularism And Its Discontents</b> \ 1. Has Secularism Failed? \ 2. Secularism, Faith And Freedom \ 3. Convictions, Loyalties And The Secular State \ 4. Law, Power And Peace \ 5. Europe, Faith And Culture \ 6. Religion, Culture, Diversity And Tolerance \ 7. The Spiritual And The Religious \ <b>part Two: Liberalism, Pluralism And Law \ </b>8. Multiculturalism: Friend Or Foe? \ 9. Faith And Enlightenment \ 10. Pluralism And The Public And Religious Spheres \ 11. Religious Hatred And Religious Offence \ 12. Religious Faith And Human Rights \ 13. Human Rights And Religious Faith \ <b>part Three: Living Within Limits: The Environment \ </b>14. Changing The Myths We Live By \ 15. Renewing The Face Of The Earth: Human Responsibility And The Environment \ 16. Climate Crisis: Fashioning A Christian Response \ <b>part Four: Housekeeping: The Economic Challenge \ </b>17. Ethics, Economics And Global Justice \ 18. Theology And Economics: Two Different Worlds? \ <b>part Five: Justice In Community \ </b>19. Sustainable Communities \ 20. The Gifts Reserved For Age: Perceptions Of The Elderly \ 21. Criminal Justice \ 22. Big Society-small World? \ <b>part Five: Religious Diversity And Civil Agreement \</b> 23. Analysing Atheism: Unbelief And The World Of Faith \ 24. Religious Diversity And Social Unity \ 25. Faith Communities In A Civil Society \ <b>part Six: Rediscovering Religion \</b> 26. Religious Lives \ Acknowledgements \ Index