Reviled and adored in equal measure, and constantly in the news for his controversial statements, this biography explores both the public and private sides of Archbishop Rowan Williams.
Rupert Shortt is Religion Editor of The Times Literary Supplement and he has written for a variety of other publications, including the Daily Telegraph, The Times, the Financial Times and the Guardian.
This excellent biography of the Primate of all England is theologically heavyweight, psychologically perceptive and sometimes strikingly critical. - The Sunday TimesThere is something refreshingly timeless in the well-rounded portrait of Rowan Williams that emerges from these pages. - The Mail on SundayFascinating - The TelegraphSympathetic and balanced - The TimesOutstanding - The GuardianDeeply encouraging in terms of insights into this sensitive, intellectual and complex figure - The TimesShortt shows with commendable honesty why it is the world might judge and misunderstand, but leaves the reader with the discomfiting suspiscion that Jesus would surely approve - The TimesAn intriguing new insight into the personal life of an archbishop better known for his liberal views and intellectual agility - The Daily Mail