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"Williams is a theologian of immense erudition and maturity, and, perhaps more importantly, of fine sensitivity to the subterfuges of human frailty,"---Times Literary Supplement. Insightful engagements with Bonhoeffer, Balthasar, Barth, Lossky, Hegel, Wittgenstein, Wiles, and so on. 309 pages, softcover. Eerdmans.
Wrestling with Angels gathers writings by Rowan Williams -- many now out of print or otherwise difficult to obtain -- spanning the years 19802000. It focuses on his insightful engagement with a range of modern theologians and philosophers -- Hegel, Wittgenstein, Barth, Bonhoeffer, Balthasar, Simone Weil, Marilyn McCord Adams, and more.
Key themes explored in this volume include negative theology, postmodernity, violence, innocence, divine action, and the nature of historical development in theology. Williams's powerfully coherent theological vision shines throughout. Nowhere else will readers find Williams dialoguing with such a breathtaking range of writers.
Times Literary Supplement
"This is a marvelous collection, full of riches, in equal measures provocative and profound."