Rowan Williams to lecture at Keele

Posted on 17 September 2014

The Rt Reverend Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, will give a public lecture at Keele University next month. The lecture, titled: "Mysticism and Politics: Two Worlds or One?", takes place on 2 October 2014 at 6.30pm in the Lecture Theatre, David Weatherall Building, Keele University.

Next year sees the 500th anniversary of the birth of Teresa of Avila, the great Spanish spiritual teacher and reformer, and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Merton, American monk, poet and social critic. The lecture will look at the ways in which their understanding of their spiritual identifty and struggle interlocked with the controversies and cultural movements of their periods, and will explore how the contemplative life turns out to be of surprising significance in conflicted and changing societies.

Rowan Williams was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury. He is acknowledged internationally as an outstanding theological writer, scholar and teacher. Dr Williams is a noted poet and translator of poetry and has published studies of Arius, Teresa of Avila, and Sergii Bulgakov, together with writings on a wide range of theological, historical and political themes.

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