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Passions of the Soul (Paperback)

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Description


The Eastern Christian tradition is filled with theological and spiritual riches.

In Passions of the Soul, Rowan Williams opens up the great classics of Eastern Christian writing to show how it can help us to understand and cope with the ups and downs of modern life.

With compelling and illuminating insight, he shows the cost of living in a culture that is theologically and philosophically undernourished, working with a diminished and trivialized picture of the human self. The Eastern tradition teaches us how to develop our self-knowledge and awareness, so that we can relate to the world without selfish illusions. Only then can we be ready for our eyes to be opened to God, and avoid destructive patterns of behaviour.

Only in this way can we understand the kind of people we need to become.

About the Author


Rowan Williams is a former Archbishop of Canterbury and was until 2020 Master of Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of many books, including Looking East in Winter, Holy Living, and The Edge of Words, published by Bloomsbury Continuum. He lives in Cardiff and continues to broadcast, preach and lecture internationally. In 2022, he gave the second of the BBC's centenary Reith Lectures.

Praise For…


In this little book Rowan Williams gives us a tonic for our times.” —The Tablet

A fascinating overview or sketch of an 'angelic' way of seeing.” —Church of England Newspaper

Like all good retreat addresses, this book informs and enlightens, guiding readers to deep self-knowledge and discernment.” —Church Times



Product Details
ISBN: 9781399415682
ISBN-10: 1399415689
Publisher: Bloomsbury Continuum
Publication Date: March 19th, 2024
Pages: 160
Language: English