Looking East in Winter
Looking East in Winter - Book Launch
WEDNESDAY 23 JUNE 2021 6.30PM TO 7.30PM
Join us to hear Rowan Williams in conversation with Erik Varden about his new book. This event is hosted by Church House Bookshop in association with Bloomsbury.
Rowan Williams in Looking East in Winter: Contemporary Thought and the Eastern Christian Tradition introduces us to some aspects and personalities of the Orthodox Christian world, from the desert contemplatives of the fourth century to philosophers, novelists and activists of the modern era, that suggest where we might look for fresh light and warmth. This is an original and illuminating vision of a Christian world still none too familiar to Western believers and even to students of theology, showing how the deep-rooted themes of Eastern Christian thought can prompt new perspectives on our contemporary crises of imagination and hope.
Rowan Williams (Baron Williams of Oystermouth) is Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. He was formerly Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, and was Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 - 2012.
Erik Varden is a monk and bishop. Norwegian by birth, he was, before entering Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. He has published several translations and scholarly monographs and is much in demand as a preacher, spiritual director and lecturer. In 2019 Pope Francis appointed him to the see of Trondheim. He is the author of The Shattering of Loneliness (Bloomsbury Continuum, 2018).
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Visit our bookshop to pre-order SIGNED COPIES of Looking East in Winter at the special offer price of £16.00: https://chbookshop.hymnsam.co.uk/books/9781472989246/looking-east-in-winter