Peter Bouteneff and Rowan Williams These two authors (one the student of the other) had a remarkable conversation on September 17, 2021 as part of the Luminous: Conversations On Sacred Arts podcast in an episode entitled "Rowan Williams: the Holy Arts and Holy Folly." I have recently posted my own reviews on this blog of … Continue reading Rowan Williams and Peter Bouteneff on Schmemann, Bulgakov and Much More
Offering Our Humanity Back to Us: Looking East in Winter by Rowan Williams
Good theologians offer us humanity, and Rowan Williams certainly does with Looking East in Winter (Bloomsbury, 2021). Williams takes his title from a teaching by Diadochos of Photiki (c. 400 to 486) about what it is like to stand in prayer, facing into the sunrise on a winter morning. We feel the warmth on our … Continue reading Offering Our Humanity Back to Us: Looking East in Winter by Rowan Williams
Kenogaia: What Did My Family Think (and Does Modernity Need an Antidote of Gnosticism)?
My family and I read the last pages of David Bentley Hart’s novel Kenogaia out loud together the day after Super Bowl LVI when the Rams won over the Bengals. It was Valentine's Day 2022. We started 420 pages earlier during the Nativity Fast in December 2021. This fantasy novel by David Bentley Hart is … Continue reading Kenogaia: What Did My Family Think (and Does Modernity Need an Antidote of Gnosticism)?