lecture by Rowan Williams JUne 2014

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undefinedThe former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, will deliver his inaugural lecture for the University of Chester in the summer. The world-renowned scholar – who was appointed as Gladstone Professor of Literature and Theology at the university in 2011 – presents ‘The Messiah and the Novelist: Approaches to Jesus in Fiction'.

The lecture is open to the public and will take place on Friday 13 June, from 7pm. Admission is free but booking is essential and tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

This lecture will look at various attempts to write fiction about Jesus in the last century or so. Dr Williams will reflect on some of the religious and imaginative problems that posed. The recent Man Booker short list included a novel about Mary the mother of Jesus, and fictional accounts of the gospel story still appear from some surprising quarters. 

Rowan Williams became 104th Archbishop of Canterbury in 2002, and stepped down from the position in 2012 to become Master of Magdalene College Cambridge. 

He is acknowledged internationally as an outstanding teacher, poet and scholar, with a range which encompasses theology, philosophy, spirituality and religious aesthetics.

He has also written extensively on moral, ethical and social topics, and, since becoming archbishop, turned his attention increasingly to contemporary cultural and interfaith issues.

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Picture of Rowan Williams by Paul Rogers