Wrestling with Angels
Conversations in Modern Theology
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Wrestling with Angels is a collection of writings by Rowan Williams spanning 1980-2000 and focusing on his insightful engagement with a wide range of modern theologians and philosophers - from Vladimir Lossky, whose work was a key impetus early in Williams' career, through a range of classic figures like Hegel, Wittgenstein, Weil and Girard, or Barth, Bonhoeffer, Rahner and von Balthasar, and on to more recent figures such as Don Cupitt, Maurice Wiles, Gillian Rose and Marilyn McCord Adams. Many of the papers published here are now out of print or are otherwise difficult to obtain.
"Wrestling with Angels" is for anyone interested in Rowan William's theology, be they a member of the Anglican clergy or a student of modern theology.
The key themes explored across these essays are: negative theology, postmodernity, violence, innocence, divine action and the nature of historical development in theology which, brought together in this volume, illuminate Williams' powerfully coherent theological vision.
'Wrestling with Angels provides scholars with a meaningful collection of writings from an influential and authoritative church leader elaborating on the recent articulations of the person of Jesus and the ability of humanity to know God.'-- Heather Paige McDivitt, Wingate University, US
'This book brings together a thoughtful collection of writings by Rowan Williams spanning the years between 1978 and 1998. They focus on his insightful engagement with a wide range of modern theologians and philosophers ranging from Vladimir Lossky, whose work was a key impetus early in Archibishop Williams career, through a range of classic figures including Hegel, Wittgenstein, Weil and Girard'. -- Anglican Episcopal World, 2007
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