In a real sense, Rowan Williams fulfils his stated ambition for
Christianity to engage with contemporary culture, at least in its
more imaginative aspects. That a man who holds highest office in
the Church has the time and intellectual energy to write such
original theology is encouraging for all of us.
"'As well as discussing important issues in a profound and original way, Grace and Necessity should also encourage readers to examine the work of three remarkable Christians of the 20th century.' Church of England Newspaper"
The Rt. Hon. and Most Reverend Rowan Williams is Archbishop of Canterbury. He was formerly Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford and Archbishop of Wales.
Introduction 1. Exploration of aesthetics: covering artists as wide ranging as Gwen John, Jean Cocteau and the writings of Jacques Maritain. 2. Art and Sacrament: The Anglo Saxon response to the ideas of Continental thinking in the 20th Century 3. The US Response: Flannery O'Connor 4. Art and Intelligence. Towards a new theology.