Rowan Williams Bibliography : Articles and Chapters

D. Book Chapters and Journal Articles


‘The Liverpool Conference: An Impression.’ Sewanee Theological Review Series 6 no. 6 (1972): 439–40.

‘The Theology of Personhood: A Study of the Thought of Christos Yannaras’. Sobornost 6 no. 4 (1972): 415–430.


‘Bread in the Wilderness”: The Monastic Ideal in Thomas Merton and Paul Evdokimov.’ In Theology of Prayer: Essays on Monastic Themes Presented to the Oxford Cistercian Conference, 1973 Edited by A. M. Allchin, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1975. Reprinted in One Yet Two: Monastic Traditions in East and West. Edited by Basil Pennington, 452–73. Cistercian Studies 29 (Kalamazoo, MI: Cisterican, 1976. Reprinted in J. Montaldo. Merton and Hesychasm: The Prayer of the Heart, 175–96. Louisville: 2003. Also Reprinted in Silent Action: Engagements with Thomas Merton, 21–39. London SPCK, 2013.


‘The Spirit of the Age to Come’. Sobornost 6, no. 9 (1974): 613–26.


‘Christian Art and Cultural Pluralism: Reflections on ‘L’art de L’icone’, by Paul Evdokimov’. Eastern Churches Review 8, no. 1 (1976): 38–44.

‘Person and Personality in Christology’, Article Review of Grace and Truth: A Study in the Doctrine of the Incarnation, by Anthony T. Hanson, Downside Review 94 (Oct 1976): 253–60.

‘Three Styles of Monastic Reform.’ In The Influence of St Bernard: Anglican Essays. Edited by Benedicta Ward, 24–42. Oxford: Fairacres, 1976. Revised as ‘Reforming Monasticism: An Early Medieval Debate’, 87–105. In The Way of St Benedict. London: Bloomsbury Continuum, 2020.


‘The Philosophical Structures of Palamism’. Eastern Churches Review 9, no. 1–2 (1977): 27–44.

‘Poetic and Religious Imagination’, Theology 80, no. 675 (1977): 178-87.


‘A Person that Nobody Knows’: A Paradoxical Tribute to Thomas Merton.’ Cistercian Studies 13, no. 4 (1978): 399–401, Reprinted in The Merton Journal 9, no. 2 (Advent 2002): 46–47, and in Silent Action: Engagements with Thomas Merton, 15–19. London: SPCK, 2013.


‘Barth on the Triune God’ in Karl Barth: Studies of his Theological Method. Edited by S. W. Sykes,147–94. Oxford: Clarendon; Reproduced in Reprinted in Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology. Edited by Mike Higton, 106–49. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

‘Grace and Sexuality’. Cherwell Archive (Autumn 1979): 14–15.

‘Mankind, Nation, State.’ In This Land and This People: A Symposium on Christian and Welsh National Identity. Edited by Paul Ballard and Huw Jones, 119–25. Cardiff: University College, 1979.


‘D. Z. Phillips and James Richmond.’ [Letter] Theology 83, no. 693 (1980): 205–7.

With Eric Lionel Mascall. ‘George Florovsky (1893–1979)’. Sobornost 2, no. 1 (1980): 70–72.

‘The Via Negativa and the Foundations of Theology: An Introduction to the Thought of V. N. Lossky.’ In New Studies in Theology. Edited by Stephen Sykes and Derek Holmes, 95–117. London: Duckworth, 1980. Reprinted as ‘Lossky, the Via Negativa and the Foundations of Theology’, In Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology. Edited by Mike Higton, 1–24. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

Wort Und Geist.’ In Das Religiöse Bewusstsein Und Der Heilige Geist in Der Kirche. Edited by K. Kremkau, 77–96. Frankfurt: Verlag Otto Lembeck, 1980. English Translation: ‘Word and Spirit.’ In On Christian Theology, 107–27. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000. Also See: The Holy Spirit: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Edited by Eugene F. Jr Rogers, 53–67. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

‘Authority and the Bishop in the Church.’ In Their Lord and Ours: Approaches to Authority, Community and the Unity of the Church. Edited by Mark Santer, 90–112. London: SPCK, 1982.


‘Balthasar and Rahner.’ In The Analogy of Beauty: The Theology of Hans Urs Von Balthasar. Edited by John Riches, 11–34. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1982. Reprinted as ‘Balthasar, Rahner and the Apprehension of Being.’ In Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology. Edited by Mike Higton, 86–105. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.


‘The Logic of Arianism’. Journal of Theological Studies 34, no. 1 (Apr 1983): 56–81.

‘The Prophetic and the Mystical: Heiler Revisited’. New Blackfriars 64, no. 757–8 (Jul 1983): 330–47.

‘The Quest of the Historical Thalia.’ In Arianism: Historical and Theological Reassessments; Papers from the Ninth International Conference on Patristic Studies, Sep 5–10, 1983, Oxford, England. Edited by Robert C. Gregg, 1–35. Cambridge, MA: Philadelphia Patristic Foundation, 1983. Patristic Monographs Series 11.

‘What is Catholic Orthodoxy?’ In Essays Catholic and Radical: A Jubilee Group Symposium for the 150th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Oxford Movement. Edited by Kenneth Leech and Rowan Williams, 11–25. London: Bowerdean, 1983.


‘Butler’s Western Mysticism: Towards an Assessment’. Downside Review 102, no. 348 (1984): 197–215. Revised as ‘A Benedictine on “Mysticism”: Abbott Cuthbert Butler,’ 106–32. In The Way of St Benedict. London: Bloomsbury Continuum, 2020.

‘Christian Experience and Christian God’. The Furrow 35 (1984/11): 675–82 .

‘Liberation Theology and the Anglican Tradition.’ Paper delivered at the Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission at Codrington College, Barbados. In Politics and Theological Identity: Two Anglican Essays, by Rowan Williams and David Nicholls, 7–26. Croydon: Jubilee Publications, 1984.

‘“Religious Realism”: on Not Quite Agreeing with Don Cupitt’. Modern Theology 1 no. 1 (1984): 3–24. Reprinted in Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology. Edited by Mike Higton, 228–54. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

‘A Response.’ In Essays on Eucharistic Sacrifice in the Early Church: A Sequel to Liturgical Study No 31. Edited by Colin Ogilvie Buchanan, 34–37. Grove Liturgical Study 40. Bramcote: Grove, 1984.

‘Violence and the Gospel in South Africa’. New Blackfriars 65, no. 774 (Dec 1984): 505–13.

‘Women and the Ministry: A Case for Theological Seriousness.’ In Feminine in the Church. Edited by Monica Furlong, 11–27. London: SPCK, 1984.


‘Origen on the Soul of Jesus.’ In Origeniana Tertia: The Third International Colloquium for Origen Studies (University of Manchester, Sep 7th – 11th, 1981). Edited by R. P. C. Hanson and Henri Crouzel, 131–37. Rome: Ateneo, 1985.

‘Resurrection of Jesus: New Survey of Material.’ Irish Theological Quarterly 51, no. 3 (1985): 225–31. doi:10.1177/002114008505100304.


‘Arius and the Meletian Schism The Journal of Theological Studies 37, no. 1 (1986/04): 35–52 doi:10.1177/1744136606067689 .

‘Trinity and Revelation.’ Modern Theology, 2, no. 3 (1986): 197–212. Reprinted in On Christian Theology, 131–47. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.


With Richard Bauckham. ‘Jesus—God with Us.’ In Stepping Stones: Joint Essays on Anglican, Catholic and Evangelical Unity. Edited by Christina Baxter, 21–41. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1987.

‘The Nature of a Sacrament.’ In Signs of Faith, Hope, and Love: The Christian Sacraments Today. Edited by John Greenhalgh and Elizabeth Russell, 32–44. London: St Mary’s Bourne Street, 1987. Reprinted in On Christian Theology, 197–208. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

With James Atkinson. ‘On Doing Theology.’ In Stepping Stones: Joint Essays on Anglican Catholic and Evangelical Unity. Edited by Christina Baxter, 1–20. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1987.

‘Politics and the Soul: A Reading of the City of God’. Milltown Studies 19/20 (1987). Reprinted in On Augustine, 107–130. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. First Published: Milltown Studies 19/20 (1987), 67.

‘Poverty.’ In Poverty, Obedience, Chastity: A Re-appraisal. Edited by Rowan Williams, Terry Tastard, and Janet Morley, 1–13. Croydon: Jubilee Group, 1987.

‘The Son’s Knowledge of the Father in Origen.’ In Origeniana Quarta: Die Referate Des 4. Internationalen Origeneskongresses (Innsbruck, 2–6 Sep 1985). Edited by Lothar Lies, 146–53. Innsbruck: Tyrolia-Verlag, 1987. Innsbrucker Theologische Studien, 19.

Star Wars, Safeguard Or Threat? a Christian Perspective. CANA Occasional Papers, no. 1. Norton: Clergy Against Nuclear Arms, 1987.


‘Barth, War and the State.’ In Reckoning with Barth: Essays in Commemoration of the Centenary of Karl Barth’s Birth.. Edited by Nigel Biggar, 170–90. Oxford: Mowbray, 1988. Reprinted in Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology. Edited by Mike Higton, 150–70. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

‘Nobody Knows Who I Am Till the Judgement Morning”.’ In Trevor Huddleston: Essays on his Life and Work. Edited by Deborah Duncan Honoré. Oxford, 1988. Reprinted in On Christian Theology, 276–89. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

‘The Suspicion of Suspicion: Wittgenstein and Bonhoeffer.’ In Grammar of the Heart: New Essays in Moral Philosophy and Theology. Edited by Richard H. Bell, 36–53. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1988. Reprinted in Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology. Edited by Mike Higton, 186–202. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.


‘Ascetic Enthusiasm: Origen and the Early Church’. History Today 39, no. 12 (1989): 31–37.

‘Christian Resources for the Renewal of Vision.’ In Renewal of Social Vision, 2–7. Edinburgh: Centre for Theology & Public Issues, University of Edinburg, 1989.

Christianity and the Ideal of Detachment: Frank Lake Memorial Lecture 1988. Lingdale Paper, no. 12. Oxford: Clinical Theology Association, 1989.

‘Does it Make Sense to Speak of Pre-Nicene Orthodoxy?’ In The Making of Orthodoxy: Essays in Honour of Henry Chadwick. Edited by Rowan Williams, 1–23. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

‘The Ethics of SDI.’ In The Nuclear Weapons Debate: Theological and Ethical Issues. Edited by Richard J. Bauckham and R. John Elford, 162–174. London: SCM Press, 1989.

‘The Incarnation as the Basis of Dogma.’ In The Religion of the Incarnation: Anglican Essays in Commemoration of Lux Mundi. Edited by Robert Morgan, 85–98. Bristol: Bristol Classical Press, 1989. Reprinted as ‘Beginning with the Incarnation’ in On Christian Theology, 79–92. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

‘Language, Reality and Desire in Augustine’s De Doctrina’. Paper Presented at Conference ‘The Sacred Word: Religious Theories of Language’, University of Lancaster, 1986. Literature and Theology 3, no. 2 (1989): 138–50.

‘Not Really Human’. Theology 92, no. 750 (1989): 481–90.

On Being Creatures. the Fourth Eric Symes Memorial Lecture 1989. Published as a Pamphlet by Westminster Abbey. Reprinted in On Christian Theology , 63–78. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

‘Postmodern Theology and the Judgement of the World.’ In Postmodern Theology: Christian Faith in a Pluralist World. Edited by F. B. Burnham, 92–112. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1989. Reprinted as ‘The Judgement of the World.’ In On Christian Theology, 29–43. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

‘Resurrection and Peace: More on New Testament Ethics.’ Theology 92, No 750 (Nov 1989): 481–90. Reprinted in Readings in Modern Theology Edited by Robin Gill, 306–16. London: SPCK, 1995, and in On Christian Theology, 265–275. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

‘Trinity and Ontology.’ In Christ, Ethics and Tragedy: Essays in Honour of Donald MacKinnon. Edited by Kenneth Surin, 71–92. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ Press, 1989. Reprinted in On Christian Theology, 148-66. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

‘The Unity of Christian Truth’. New Blackfriars 70, no. 824 (Feb 1989): 85–95. Reprinted in On Christian Theology, 16–28. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

‘Violence, Society and the Sacred.’ Lecture Delivered at St Antony’s College, Oxford, 26 Oct 1989. OPPS Paper 18 (Oxford: Oxford Project for Peace Studies, 1989). Reprinted As: ‘Girard on Violence, Society and the Sacred.’ In Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology. Edited by Mike Higton, 171–85. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.


‘The Finality of Christ.’ In Christology and Religious Pluralism: in Memoriam Charlotte Klein. Edited by Mary Kelly, 21–38. London: Sisters of Our Lady of Sion, 1990. Reprinted in On Christian Theology, 93–106. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

‘God and Risk (2).’ In The Divine Risk. Edited by Richard Holloway, 11–23. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1990.

‘Newman’s Arians and the Question of Method in Doctrinal History.’ In Newman After a Hundred Years. Edited by Ian Ker and Alan Hill, 263–85. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990.

‘Penance in the Penitentiary: Address Given in Grendon Prison, Mar 1989’. Reprinted from New Life 7 (1990): 25–34. Reprinted Theology 95, no. 764 (1992): 88–96.

‘Sapientia and the Trinity: Reflections on the De Trinitate.’ In Collectanea Augustiniana: Mélanges T J Van Bavel. Volume 1. Edited by Bernard Bruning, Mathijis Lamberigts, J. Van Houtem, 317–332. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1990. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium, 92–A. Republished as ‘Sapientia: Wisdom and the Trinitarian Relations.’ In On Augustine. London: Bloomsbury, 2016, 171–90.

‘Trinity and Pluralism.’ In Christian Uniqueness Reconsidered: The Myth of a Pluralistic Theology of Religions. Edited by Gavin D’Costa, 3–15. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1990. Reprinted in On Christian Theology, 3–15. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.


‘Imagining the Kingdom: Some Questions for Anglican Worship Today.’ In The Identity of Anglican Worship, 1–13. Edited by Kenneth Stevenson and Brian Spinks, 1–13. Harrisburg,: Morehouse, 1991.

‘The Literal Sense of Scripture’. Modern Theology 7, no. 2 (1991): 121–134. First published as ‘Der Literalsinn Der Heiligen Schrift.’ Evangelische Theologie 50, no. 1 (1990): 55–71. Reprinted as ‘The Discipline of Scripture,’ in On Christian Theology, 44–63. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

‘Theological Integrity’. New Blackfriars (Mar 1991): 140–51. Reprinted in Cross Currents 45, no. 3 (1995): 312–325 and in On Christian Theology, 3–15. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.


‘“Know Thyself”: What Kind of an Injunction?’ Paper Delivered at Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference, Liverpool. In Philosophy, Religion and the Spiritual Life. Edited by Michael McGhee, 211–27. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 32. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. Reprinted in Holy Living: The Christian Tradition for Today 187–210. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.

‘Methodios Von Olympos’. In Theologische Realenzyklopedie. Volume 2. Edited by G. Muller, 680–85. Berlin: De Gruyter, 1992.

‘The Need for a Christian Critique of National Messianism [Reply to Z. Krakhmalnikova and S. Lezov, 7–47]’. Religion State & Society 20, no. 1 (1992): 57–59. doi:10.1080/09637499208431530.

‘Saving Time: Thoughts on Practice, Patience and Vision’. New Blackfriars 73, no. 861 (1992): 319–26. Reprinted as: ‘A Theological Critique of Milbank’. In Theology and Sociology: A Reader. 2nd edn. Edited by Robin Gill. London: Cassell, 1987

‘Teaching the Truth.’ In Living Tradition: Affirming Catholicism in the Anglican Church. Edited by Jeffrey John, 29–43. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1992.


‘“Adult Geometry”: Dangerous Thoughts in R. S. Thomas.’ In The Page’s Drift: R. S. Thomas at Eighty. Edited by M. Wynn Thomas, 82–98. Bridgend: Seren, 1993.

‘Art: Taking Time and Making Sense.’ In Images of Christ. Religious Iconography in Twentieth Century British Art. Edited by T. Devonshire-Jones, 25–27. Northampton: St Matthew’s Northampton Centenary Art Committee, 1993.

‘Baptism and the Arian Controversy.’ In Arianism After Arius: Essays on the Development of the Fourth-Century Trinitarian Conflict. Edited by Michel Barnes and Daniel Williams, 149–80. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1993.

‘Damnosa Haereditas: Pamphilus’ Apology and the Reputation of Origen.’ In Logos: Festschrift für Luise Abramowski Zum 8 Juli 1993. Edited by Hanns Christof Brennecke, Ernst Ludwig Grasmuck, Christoph Markschies, and Erich Grasser, 151–69. Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift für Die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft, 67. Berlin: De Gruyter, 1993.

‘Doctrinal Criticism: Some Questions.’ In The Making and Remaking of Christian Doctrine: Essays in Honour of Maurice Wiles. Edited by Sarah Coakley and David A. Pailin, 239–64. Oxford: Clarendon, 1993. Reprinted as ‘Maurice Wiles and Doctrinal Criticism.’ In Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology. Edited by Mike Higton, 275–99. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

‘T. S. Eliot and Mysticism: Discussion.’ Doctrine and Life 43 (Sep 1993): 396–401.

‘Hegel and the Gods of Postmodernity.’ In Shadow of Spirit: Postmodernism and Religion. Edited by Philippa Berry and Andrew Wemick, 72–80. London: Routledge, 1993. Presented At: ‘Shadow of Spirit: Contemporary Western Thought and its Religious Subtexts’, King’s College Cambridge, 1988. Reprinted in Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology. Edited by Mike Higton, 25–34. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

‘Macrina’s Deathbed Revisited: Gregory of Nyssa on Mind and Passion.’ In Christian Faith and Greek Philosophy in Late Antiuity: Essays in Tribute to George Christopher Stead. Edited by Lionel Bammel Wickham and Caroline Hammond, 227–46. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1993.

‘The Necessary Non-existence of God.’ In Simone Weil’s Philosophy of Culture: Readings Towards a Divine Humanity. Edited by Richard H. Bell, 52–76. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Reprinted as ‘Simone Weil and the Necessary Non-existence of God.’ In Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology. Edited by Mike Higton, 203–26. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

‘The Nicene Heritage.’ In Christian Understanding of God Today: Theological Colloquium on the Occasion of the 400th Anniversary of the Foundation of Trinity College, Dublin. Edited by James Byrne, 45–48. Dublin: Columba Press, 1993.

‘The Paradoxes of Self-Knowledge in De Trinitate.’ InAugustine: Presbyter Factus Sum. Edited by J. T. Leinhard, E. C. Muller, R. J. Teske and Frederick Van Fleteren, 121–34. New York: Peter Lang, 1993. Reprinted as ‘The Paradoxes of Self-Knowledge in Augustine’s Trinitarian Thought.’ In On Augustine, 155–70. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.

‘Visible Unity.’ In Returning Pilgrims: Insights from British and Irish Participants in the Fifth World Faith and Order Conference, Santiago De Compostela, 3–14 Aug 1993. Edited by Rowan Williams, Colin Davey and Flora Infield, 12–14. London: Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland, 1993.


With Philip Sheldrake. ‘Catholic Persons: Images of Holiness: A Dialogue’. In Living the Mystery: Affirming Catholicism and the Future of Anglicanism. Edited by Jeffrey John, 76–89. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1994.

‘“Good for Nothing”? Augustine on Creation’. Augustinian Studies 25 (1994): 9–24.

‘Heaven and Hell: A Modern Embarrassment?’ Epworth Review 21, no. 2 (1994): 15–20.

‘Ministry in Prison: Theological Reflections’. Journal of Chaplaincy in Further Education 2, Paper no. JR7 (1994). Originally an Address to Prison Chaplains in Apr 1994 When Williams was Bishop of Monmouth.

‘Modern Embarrassment’. Epworth Review 21, no. 2 (May 1994): 15–20.

‘Reply [to Marilyn McCord Adams]: Redeeming Sorrows.’ Paper Presented at the 15th Annual Conference on Philosophy of Religion, Claremont Graduate School. In Religion and Morality. Edited by D. Z. Phillips, 132–48. Palgrave Macmillan, 1996. Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion. Revised Version Printed as ‘Redeeming Sorrows: Marilyn McCord Adams and the Defeat of Evil.’ In Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology. Edited by Mike Higton, 255–74. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.


‘Against Anxiety, Beyond Triumphalism.’ In A Ray of Darkness: Sermons and Reflections. Lanham: Cowley, 1995, 233–44. Lecture First Given at the Berkley Divinity School, Yale University, 1991.

‘Between Politics and Metaphysics: Reflections in the Wake of Gillian Rose’. Modern Theology 11, no. 1 (1995): 2–22. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0025.1995.tb00050.x. Reprinted in Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology. Edited by Mike Higton, 53–76. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

‘Doing the Works of God.’ In A Ray of Darkness: Sermons and Reflections. Lanham: Cowley, 1995, 221–232. Lecture First Given at the Berkley Divinity School, Yale University, 1991.

‘Ethik Und Rechtfertigung.’ In Rechtfertigung Und Erfahrung Fur Gerhard Sauter Zum 60 Geburtstag. Edited by Michael Beintker, Ernstpeter Maurer, Heinrich Stoevesandt, Hans G Ulrich, 311–327. Gütersloh: Christian Kaiser, 1995. English Translation incorporated in ‘Interiority and Epiphany: A Reading in New Testament Ethics’. Modern Theology 13, no. 1 (1997): 29–51, reprinted in On Christian Theology, 239–64. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

‘Origenes / Origenismus.’ In Theologische Realenzyklopaedie, vol. 22. Edited by G. Muller and others, 397–421. Berlin: De Gruyter, 1995.

‘Theology and the Churches.’ In Michael Ramsay as Theologian. Edited by Robin Gill and Lorna Kendall, 9–28. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1995. Reprinted as ‘Michael Ramsey (1904–1988), Theology and the Churches,’ in Anglican Identities, 87–102. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2003.

‘Todd Breyfogle and Rowan Williams. ‘Time and Transformation: A Conversation with Rowan Williams’. Cross Currents 45, no. 3 (1995): 293–311.

‘Vocation (1)’, 147–53 and ‘Vocation (2),’ 154–59. In A Ray of Darkness: Sermons and Reflections, Lanham: Cowley, 1995.


‘Between the Cherubim: The Empty Tomb and the Empty Throne.’ In Resurrection Reconsidered: The Myth of a Pluralistic Theology of Religions, 87–103. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 1996. Reprinted in On Christian Theology, 183–196. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

‘The Passion of My God.’ In Women’s Spirituality: Resources for Christian Development. Edited by Joann Wolski Conn, 327–41. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 1996. Reprinted from The Wound of Knowledge. 2nd ed. Chinese language edition: 知識的傷痕: 從新約到路德與十架約翰的靈修學史 / Zhi shi de shang hen: cong xin yue dao lu de yu shi jia yue han de ling xiu xue shi. Translated by Yuanwei Deng. Xin bei shi: Xiao yuan shu fang, 2015. Korean edition: 기독교 영성 입문: 신약 성경에서 십자가의 성 요한까지 / Gidoggyo yeongseong ibmun: sin-yag seong-gyeong-eseo sibjagaui seong yohankkaji. Translated by Chuchol Son. Seoul: Ŭnsŏng, 2001.

‘Postscript: Talk of the Devil.’ In Living Evangelism: Affirming Catholicism and Sharing the Faith. Edited by Jeffery John, 97–102. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1996.

‘Sacraments of the New Society.’ In Christ: The Sacramental Word. Edited by David Brown and Ann Loades. London: SPCK, 1996. Reprinted in On Christian Theology, 209–21. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

‘Theological Perspectives.’ In ‘Euthanasia: Death, Dying and the Medical Duty’. Edited by Gordon R. Dunstan and Peter J. Lachmann.’ British Medical Bulletin 52, no. 2 (1996): 362–69.


‘Angels Unawares: Heavenly Liturgy and Earthly Theology in Alexandria.’ In Biblica et Apocrypha, Ascetica. Studia Patristica 30. Edited by Elizabeth A. Livingstone, 350–63. Louvain: Peeters, 1996.

‘Beyond Aesthetics: Theology and Hymnody’. Keynote Address at the International Hymn Conference, York, Aug 1997’. Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland Bulletin 213 no. 15 (1997): 73-78.

‘Forbidden Fruit: New Testament Sexual Ethics.’ In Intimate Affairs: Spirituality and Sexuality in Perspective. Edited by Martyn Percy, 21–31. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1997. Reprinted in Holy Living: The Christian Tradition for Today, 81–89. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.

‘Gardens and Cities.’ In Changing World, Unchanging Church: An Agenda for Christians in Public Life. Edited by David Clark, 48–50. London: Mowbray, 1997.

‘Hooker: Philosopher, Anglican, Contemporary.’ In Richard Hooker and the Construction of Christian Community. Edited by Arthur McGrade, 369–93. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 165. Temp, AZ: 1997, Reprinted as ‘Richard Hooker (1554–1600) Philosopher, Anglican, Contemporary.’ In Anglican Identities, 40–56. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2003.

‘Interiority and Epiphany: A Reading in New Testament Ethics’. Modern Theology 13, no. 1 (1997): 29–51. Reprinted in On Christian Theology, 239–264. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

‘Knowing Myself in Christ.’ In Way Forward? Christian Voices on Homosexuality and the Church.Edited by Timothy Bradshaw, 12–19. London: SCM Press, 1997. 2nd Edition: London: SCM, 2003; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.

‘Unity in Christ’. Theology 100, no. 794 (1997): 132–133. Also in Sewanee Theological Review 52, no. 1 (2008):59–65.


‘Afterword: Making Differences.’ In Balthasar at the End of Modernity. Edited by Lucy Gardner, David Moss, Ben Quash and Graham Ward. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1998. Reprinted as ‘Balthasar and Difference.’ In Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology. Edited by Mike Higton, 77–85. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

‘Incarnation and Social Vision: A New Look at an Old Theme.’ The Gore Lecture for 1989 and the Scott Holland Lecture, 1989’. Theology Wales (Winter 1998): 24–40. Published as ‘Incarnation and the Renewal of Community.’ In On Christian Theology, 225–38. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

‘Logic and Spirit in Hegel.’ In Post-Secular Philosophy: Between Philosophy and Theology. Edited by Phillip Blond, 116–30. London: Routledge, 1998. Reprinted in Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology. Edited by Mike Higton, 35–52. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

‘New Words for God’: Contemplation and Religious Writing.’ In P. M. Pearson and Others. Thomas Merton: Poet, Monk, Prophet: Papers Presented at the Second General Conference of the Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland at Oakham School, Mar 1998, 39–47. Abergavenny: Three Peaks Press, 1998. Reprinted in Silent Action: Engagements with Thomas Merton, 41–51. London: SPCK, 2013.

Origenesein Kirchenvater Zwischen Orthodoxie Und Haresie 2 (1998): 49–64.

‘Prophecy Today’, 1997 Las Casas Lecture. Priests and People (1998): 259–64.


The Apocalyptic and the Charismatic in Early Monastic Literature: The Case of the Letter of Ammonas.’ Lecture on receiving Dr. Theol. Honoris Causa. Published as Faith and Experience in Early Monasticism: New Perspectives on the Letter of Ammonas. Laudatio Und Festvortrag Anlässlich Der Ehrenpromotion Von Rowan Douglas Williams Durch Die Theologische Fakultät der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg Am 02.07.1999 in Der Aula Des Erlanger Schlosses. Erlangen: Universitätsbibliothek: Erlangen-Nürnberg Friedrich-Alexanders-Universität, Erlangen. 1999.

‘Being a People: Reflections on the Concept of the ‘Laity’. Religion. State and Society 27, no. 1 (1999): 11–21. doi:10.1080/096374999106692.

‘Bulgakov and Anti-Semitism.’ In Sergii Bulgakov: Towards a Russian Political Theology. Edited by Rowan Williams, 293–303, Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1999.

‘On Being a Human Body’. the Henry Cooper Lecture at the Lambeth Conference. Sewanee Theological Review 42, no. 4 (1999): 403–13. See Also: Chrism: The St Raphael Quarterly 35, no. 3 (1999).

‘On Making Moral Decisions’. Plenary Session, Lambeth Conference, 1998. Anglican Theological Review 81, no. 2 (1999): 295–308. See Also: Sewanee Theological Review 42 (Easter) 147–58; Revised in The Cambridge Companion to Christian Ethics.. Edited by Robin Gill, 3–15. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001, 3–15.

‘Origen: Between Orthodoxy and Heresy.’ In Origeniana Septima: Origenes in Den Auseinandersetzungen des 4 Jahrhunderts, Proceedings of the Seventh International Colloquium for Origen Studies, 25–29 Aug 1997. Edited by Walther Beinert and Uwe Khühneweg, 3–14. Bibliothecum Ephemeridem Theologicarum Lovaniensum 137. Louvain: Leuven Univ Press, 1999. German Translation: ‘Origenes: Ein Kirchenvater Zwischen Orthodoxie Und Häresie’. Translated by Peter Gemeinhardt. Zeitschrift Für Antikes Christentum 2, no. 1 (1998): 49-64.

Room for the Spirit: Thoughts on Spiritual Values and Bodily Persons, National Society’s RE Centre, Annual Lecture; London: National Society (Church of England) for Promoting Religious Education, 1999.

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‘Tyndale and the Christian Society.’ Tyndale Society Journal 12 (Mar 1999): 38–49. the Fifth Annual Tyndale Society Lambeth Lecture 1998. Reprinted as ‘William Tyndale (c. 1494–1536), the Christian Society.’ In Anglican Identities, 1–8. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2003.


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‘The Spiritual Writings of Meister Eckhart.’ Lecture to the Church Union, All Saints Church, Clifton, Bristol, 27 Jun 2000. Extracted as ‘Meister Eckhart (1260–1328) the Mystery of Godness.’ In Luminaries: Twenty Lives That Illustrate the Christian Way, 36–43. London: SPCK, 2019.

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‘Public Religion and the Common Good’, 12 May 2007, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Singapore. Edited Version as ‘Faith in Society.’ Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life, 57–74 London: SPCK, 2016.

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‘Foreword’ In The Water of the Drop: Fragements of the Diaries, by Raimon Pannikar, selected by Milena Carra Pavan. Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2018. Spanish equivalent: ‘Prologo’, In El agua de la gota: fragmentos de los diarios. Barcelona: Herder, 2019.

‘Beyond Liberalism’. Political Theology 3, no. 1 (2001): 64–73. doi:10.1558/poth.v3i1.64.


‘The Child and the Whiteness’. New Welsh Review 51 (Remembering R. S. Thomas) 51 (Winter 2001): 6–7.

‘Defining Heresy.’ In Origins of Christendom in the West. Edited by Alan Kreider, 313–35. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2001.

‘A History of Faith in Jesus.’ In Cambridge Companion to Jesus. Edited by Markus Bockmuehl, 220–36. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. Cambridge Companions to Religion.

‘Note on Sep 11’. Anglican Journal (Michaelmas 2001): 49–50.

‘Reformed Characters: Rediscovering a Common Tradition’. Epworth Review 28, no. 2 (2001): 23–30. Paper Presented to the Joint Synod of the Methodist Church in Wales, 1995.

‘The Sermon.’ In Living the Eucharist: Affirming Catholicism and the Liturgy, 44–55. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2001. Revised from a Talk Delivered at the 10th Anniversary Conference of Affirming Catholicism, Durham, 2000.

‘The Unity of the Church and the Unity of the Bible: An Analogy’. Internationale Kirchliche Zeitschrift 91, no. 1 (2001): 5–21.

‘What Does Love Know? St Thomas on the Trinity: The Auinas Lecture, Oxford, 24 Jan 2001’. New Blackfriars 82, no. 964 (2001): 260–72.


‘Bonhoeffer and the Poets.’ In Travelling with Resilience: Essays for Alastair Haggart. Edited by Elizabeth Templeton, 197–218. Scottish Episcopal Church, 2002.

‘The Churches of Wales and the Future of Wales’. Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, New Series, 8 (2002): 151–60.

‘The Cross in the 21st Century.’ In Seven Words for the 21st Century. Edited by E. Newell,. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2002.

‘The Deflections of Desire: Negative Theology in Trinitarian Disclosure.’ In Silence and the Word: Negative Theology and Incarnation. Edited by Oliver Davies and Denys Turner, 115–35. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

‘Don’t Call Us Appeasers for Hesitating at War with Ira.’ The Daily Telegraph 5 Nov 2002.

‘End of War’. South Atlantic Quarterly 101, no. 2 (2002): 267–78. 10.1215/00382876-101-2-267.

‘Address Given at a Meeting of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales, Lampeter, 10 Apr 2002.’ In Areithiau a Phregethau. Addresses and Sermons, 61–68. The Church in Wales, 2003.

Honest to God in Great Britain.’ In John A. T. Robinson, Honest to God. 40th Anniversary Edn., 163–83. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. Also published as ‘John A. T. Robinson (1919–1983), Honest to God, and the 1960s’. In Anglican Identities, 103–20. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2003.

‘Is it the Same God?’ Reflections on Continuity and Identity in Religious Language.’ In The Possibilities of Sense: Essays in Honour of D. Z. Phillips. Edited by John D. Whittaker, 204–218. London: Palgrave, 2002.

‘Making it Strange: Theology in Other(s’) Words.’ In Sounding the Depths: Theology Through the Arts. Edited by Jeremy Begbie, 19–32. London: SCM Press, 2002.

‘Presidential Address Bevan Foundation 2002 Annual General Meeting: Community, Opportunity, and ‘Political Virtue’ – an Agenda for the Bevan Foundation’. Beshara Dialogue 1 (Autumn 2002): 40–42.

‘Statements, Acts and Values: Spiritual and Material in the School Environment.’ In Education! Education! Education! Managerial Ethics and the Law of Unintended Consequences, Edited by Stephen Prickett and Patricia Erskine-Hill, 167–78. Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2002.

‘From William Temple to George Herbert: Anglican Origins – Prayer and Holiness.’ Seminar for the Institute of Spiritual Studies, St Peters, Eastern Hill, Melbourne, 25 May 2002.
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‘B. F. Westcott (1825–1901), E. C. Hoskyns (1884–1937), William Temple (1881–1944) and John A. T. Robinson (1919–1983), Anglican Approaches to St John’s Gospel.’ In Anglican Identities, 121–39. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2003. Based on ‘Anglicans on the Fourth Gospel,’ lecture delivered to a conference at the University of St. Andrews, 2003. Reprinted in The Gospel of John and Christian Theology.. Edited by Richard Bauckham and Carl Mosser, 68–81. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

‘B. F. Westcott (1825–1901), E. C. Hoskyns (1884–1937), William Temple (1881–1944) and John A. T. Robinson (1919–1983), Anglican Approaches to St John’s Gospel.’ Also published in Anglican Identities, 121–139. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2003. Lecture delivered as ‘Anglicans on the Fourth Gospel. ‘ Conference on the Interpretation of the Fourth Gospel, University of St Andrew, 2003. Reprinted in Gospel of John and Christian Theology. Edited by Carl A. Mosser and Richard Bauckham, 68–81. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.

‘Commitment to This Dialogue’ L’Osservatore Romano, no. 1813 (8 Oct 2003): 9.

‘God’s Workshop.’ Delivered at Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York, 29 Apr 2003. Published as ‘Shaping Holy Lives’ in The Oblate Life: A Handbook for Spiritual Formation. Edited by Gervase Holdway, 148–58. Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2011; in Holy Living: The Christian Tradition for Today, 53–69. London: Bloomsbury, 2017; and in The Way of St Benedict, 11–26. London: Bloomsbury Continuum, 2020.

‘Address Given at a Meeting of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales, 21 Sep 2000.’ In Areithiau a Phregethau | Addresses and Sermons, 33–40. The Church in Wales, 2003.

‘Address Given at a Meeting of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales, 19 Sep 2002.’ In Areithiau a Phregethau | Addresses and Sermons, 75–81. The Church in Wales, 2003.

‘Has Secularism Failed? Notes on the Survival of the Spirit’, Raymond Williams Lecture, 1 Jun 2002. Scintilla 7 (2003): 9–20. See Also: Reprinted in ‘Has Secularism Failed?’ in Faith in the Public Square, 11–22. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

‘Historical Criticism and Sacred Text.’ In Reading Texts, Seeking Wisdom: Scripture and Theology. Edited by David F. Ford and Graham Stanton, 217–28. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.

‘Convictions, Loyalties and the Secular State.’ the Chatham Lecture Given on 29 Oct 2004 at Trinity College, Oxford. In Faith in the Public Square, 37–48. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

‘Hooker the Theologian’. Journal of Anglican Studies 1 no. 1 (Aug 2003): 104–16. doi:10.1177/174035530300100107 . Lecture to mark the Fourth Centenary of Hooker’s Death, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Reprinted as ‘Richard Hooker (1554–1600) Contemplative Pragmatism.’ in Anglican Identities, 25–39. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2003.

‘Life in Christ: Thoughts on Being the Authentic Church’. Sewanee Theological Review 46, no. 3 (2003): 383–88.

‘Address Given at a Meeting of the Monmouth Diocesan Conference, 12 Oct 2002.’ In Areithiau a Phregethau | Addresses and Sermons, 83–90. The Church in Wales, 2003.

‘Remarks During Vatican Meeting with Pope John Paul II.’ Origins 33, no. 19 (2003/10/16): 307–8.

‘The Structures of Unity: New Directions 100th Birthday Article’. New Directions, no. 100 (2003): 4–7.

‘Suspending the Ethical: R. S. Thomas and Kierkegaard.’ In Echoes to the Amen: Essays After R. S. Thomas. Edited by Damian Walford David,. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003.

‘Swansea’s Other Poet: Vernon Watkins and the Threshold Between Worlds’. Welsh Writing in English: A Yearbook of Critical Essays 8 (2003): 107–20.

‘Theology in the Twentieth Century.’ In A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain. Edited by Ernest Nicholson, 237–252. British Academy Centenary Monographs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

‘Unity in Christ’. Sewanee Theological Review 52, no.1 (2008): 59–65. Paper given as a presidential address at the 14th Lambeth Conference, Canterbury Cathedral, 3 Aug 3 2008.

‘Ways Forward from Meissen: What Kind of Unity in Witness and Mission?’ in Witnessing to Unity: Ten Years After the Meissen Declaration. Edited by I. Dalferth and P. Oppenheim, 486–505. Frankfurt: Otto Lembeck, 2003.


‘Angel Voices’. Church Music Quarterly (2004).

‘Athanasius and the Arian Crisis.’ In The First Christian Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Early Church. Edited by G. R. Evans, 157–67. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.

‘Augustine and the Psalms’. Interpretation 58, no. 1 (Aug 2004): 17–27.

‘Balthasar on the Trinity.’ In The Cambridge Companion to Hans Urs Von Balthasar. Edited by Edward T. Oakes and David Moss, 37–50. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

‘Changing the Myths We Live By.’ Given on 5 Jul 2004 at Lambeth Palace, London.

‘Changing the Myths We Live By’. Sourozh 197 (5 Jul 2004): 16–26.

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‘B. F. Westcott (1826–1901), the Fate of Liberal Anglicanism.’ In Anglican Identities, 73–86. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2004. Lecture Delivered at Westcott House, Cambridge in 2000 to Mark the Centenary of Westcott’s Death.

‘Glaubensbekenntnis und Eucharistie [Creed and Eucharist].’ In Gratiarum Actio: Reden Anläßlich Der Ehrenpromotion Des Erzbischofs Von Canterbury, the Most Revd Dr Rowan Douglas Williams, Durch die Evangelisch-Theologische Facultät der Reinischen Frederich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn Am 11 März 2004. Edited by Wolfram Kinzig, 37–57. Reinbach: CMZ, 2004.

‘George Herbert (1593–1633), Inside Herbert’s Afflictions.’ Lecture Delivered for Trinity College, Cambridge in 1993. In Anglican Identities, 57–72. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2004.

‘Looking for Jesus and Finding Christ Biblical Concepts and Our World.’ In Biblical Concepts and Our World. Edited by D. Z. Phillips and Mario Van Der Ruhr, 141–52. Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion. New York: Palgrave, 2004.

‘New Obstacles on Path to Catholic / Anglican Unity.’ The Pope Speaks 49, no. 2 (Mar 2004): 99–100.

‘Origen.’ In The First Christian Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Early Church. Edited by G. R. Evans, 132–42. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.

‘Religious Lives.’ the Romanes Lecture, 18 Nov 2004 in the University Schools, Oxford. In Faith in the Public Square, 313–25. London: Bloomsbury, 2012. Republished in Part as ‘Etty Hillesum (1914–43) a Compulsion to Kneel’ in Luminaries: Twenty Lives That Illustrate the Christian Way, 131–35. London: SPCK, 2019.

Discussion with George Weigel. ‘War and Statecraft: An Exchange’. First Things, no. 141 (Mar 2004): 14–21. Adapted from a Paper Presented at the Royal Institute for International Affairs.


Appreciation of Father Sergei Hackel, of the Russian Orthodox Church, 1 May 2005. See:

‘The Authority of the Church’. Modern Believing 46, no. 1 (2005): 16–28.

‘Being Biblical Persons.’ In William Stringfellow in Anglo-American Perspective. Edited by Anthony Dancer, 184–87. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.

‘Belief and Theology: Some Core Questions.’ In God’s Advocates: Christian Thinkers in Conversation. Edited by Rupert Shorrt, 1–23. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.

‘The Care of Souls: Editorial’. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment 11, no. 1 (2005): 4–5.

‘Christians and Muslims Before the One God: An Address Given at Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, Cairo on 11 Sep 2004’. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 16, no. 2 (11 Sep 2005): 187–97. doi:10.1111/erev.12099. Also in Islam and Other Religions: Pathways to Dialogue, 175–80. London: Routledge, 2006. See Also: Anglican Communion News Service.

‘Faith in the University.’ In Values in Higher Education. Edited by Simon Robinson and Clement Katulushi, 24–35. Glamorgan: Aureus, 2005. Revised from a Lecture Give at Loughborough University and Colleges Anglican Chaplaincy in 1989.

‘Formation: Who’s Bringing Up Our Children?’ Sewanee Theological Review, no. 4 (2005): 379–386. Based on a Presentation to the Citizen Organising Foundation, Queen Mary College, University of London, Mile End, 11 Apr 2005.

‘The Gifts Reserved for Age: Perceptions of the Elderly.’ Given to Friends of the Elderly on 6 Sep 2005 at Church House Westminster. In Faith in the Public Square, 243–51. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

‘God.’ In Fields of Faith: Theology and Religious Studies for the Twenty-First Century. Edited by David F. Ford, Ben Quash and Janet Martin Soskice, 75–89. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

‘Holy Land and Holy People.’ In Challenging Christian Zionism: Theology, Politics and the Israel-Palestine Conflict. Edited by Naim Stifan Ateek, Cedar Duaybis and Maureen Tobin, 293–303. London: Melisende, 2005.

‘Introducing the Debate.’ In Theology and the Political Theology: The New Debate. Edited by Creston Davis, John Milbank and Slavoj Žižek, 1–3. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.

‘The Lutheran Catholic [A Lecture to Celebrate the Centenary of the Birth of Michael Ramsey, Durham, 23 November 2004].’ In Glory Descending: Michael Ramsey and his Writings. Edited by Rowan Williams, Douglas Dales, Geoffrey Rowell and John Habgood, 211–22. Norwich: Canterbury, 2005.

‘Minding the Gaps: Thoughts on the Education of the Spirit’. Paper Presented at the 7th National Training Conference for Chaplains in Further Education. Journal of Chaplaincy in Further Education 1, no. 1 (Spring 2005): 3-7.

‘Of Course This Makes Us Doubt God’s Existence’. The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Information Service (2 Jul 2005).

‘Profile: Frances Young.’ Epworth Review 28, no. 1 (2001): 10–20. Reprinted in Wilderness: Essays in Honour of Frances Young. Edited by R. S. Sugirtharajah, 1–7. London: T & T Clark, 2005.

‘Sustainable Communities.’ Given at the New Neighbourhoods Conference on 16 Mar 2005 in Chatham, Kent. In Faith in the Public Square, 235–42. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

‘True Glory.’ In Glory Descending: Michael Ramsey and his Writings, 241–44. Canterbury Studies in Spiritual Theology. Norwich: Canterbury, 2005.

‘Urbanization, the Christian Church and the Human Project.’ In Spirituality in the City. Edited by Andrew Walker, 15–26. London: SPCK, 2005. Reprinted as ‘Urban Spirituality.’ In Holy Living: The Christian Tradition for Today, 71–80. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.


‘Benedict and the Future of Europe’ St Anselmo Church and Religious Community, Italy, 21 Nov 2006. Anglican Communion News Service. French Translation: ‘Saint Benoît et l’Avenir de l’Europe’. Irénikon 80, no. 1 (2007): 5–22 .

‘Christian Identity and Religious Plurality’. Address at WCC Assembly Porto Alegre, 2006. The Ecumenical Review 58, no. 1–2 (2006): 69–75. Also in God, In Your Grace. Official Report of the Ninth Assembly of the World Council of Churches. Edited by Luis N. Rivera-Pagán, 179–86. Geneva: WCC Publications, 2007, and in Christian Century 73 (2006) 29–33 ; French Trans. as ‘Identité Religieuse Et Pluralité Chrétienne’, Perspectives Missionaires 60 (2008): 57–66. See Also: Anglican Communion News Service.

‘Christians and Muslims Before the One God in Islam and Other Religions: Pathways to Dialogue: Essays in Honour of Mahmoud Mustafa Ayoub, 175–80. London: New York: Routledge, 2006.

‘Daily Bible Studies.’ In Living Communion: The Official Report of the 13th Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, Nottingham. Edited by James Rosenthal and Susan T. Erdey. New York: Church, 2006.

‘Eine Kirche, Eine Hoffnung’. Ökumenische Rundschau 55, no. 4 (2006): 535–44. Paper Presented at the Intl Alt-Katholiken Kongress, Freiburg, 9 Aug 2006.

‘Emmaus: Christ Between.’ In I Have Called You Friends: Reflections on Reconciliation in Honour of Frank T. Griswold. Edited by Barbara Leix Braver, 19–20. Cambridge: Cowley, 2006.

‘The Health of the Spirit.’ In Public Life and the Place of the Church: Reflections to Honour the Bishop of Oxford. Edited by Michael W. Brierly, 217–22: Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006.

‘It is Not a Crime to Hold Traditional Values’. Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1772 (12 Aug 2006), 16–17.

‘One Hope, One Church’. Internationale Kirchliche Zeitschrift 96, no. 3 (2006): 207–16. German Translation published as ‘Eine Kirche, Eine Hoffnung’. Ökumenische Rundscau 40 (2006): 535–44.

‘Richard Hooker: The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity Revisited’. Richard Hooker Lecture, 26 Oct 2005. Ecclesiastical Law Journal 8, no. 39 (Jul 2006): 382–91. Reprinted as ‘Foreword: of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie Revisited.’ In A Companion to Richard Hooker. Edited by T Kirby, Vi-xxvi. Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition 7. Leiden: 2008.

‘Theological Education and the Anglican Way’. Anitepam [African Network of Institutions of Theological Education Preparing Anglicans for Ministry] Journal 52 (2006): 3–16.

‘Theological Resources for Re-examining Church.’ In The Future of the Parish System: Shaping the Church of England for the 21st Century. Edited by S. Croft, 49–61. London: Church House, 2006.

‘To What End Are We Made?’ in Who is This Man? Christ in the Renewal of the Church. Edited by William Davage and Jonathan Baker, 1–22. London: Continuum, 2006.

‘Visit to Holy Father of Archbishop of Canterbury’. L’Osservatore Romano 1971 (29 Nov 2006): 7.


‘Athanasius.’ In Religion Past and Present. Edited by Hans Dieter Betz, 475–77. Leuven: Brill, 2007.

‘Augustine on Christ and the Trinity.’ In Saint Augustine. Edited by T. J. Van Bevel, 239–49. Brussels, 2007. Reprinted as ‘Augustine on Christ and the Trinity: An Overview.’ In On Augustine. London: Bloomsbury, 2016, 131–140.

‘The Forgiveness of Sins: Hosea 11:1–9; Matthew 18:23–35.’ In Proclaiming the Scandal of the Cross: Contemporary Images of the Atonement. Edited by Mark Baker, 77–83. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007. Reprinted ‘… with Comments by Mark D. Baker.’ In Stricken by God? Nonviolent Identification and the Victory of Christ. Edited by Brad Jersak and Michael Hardin, 214–18. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

‘Insights of St Benedict’s Rule for Cultures Today’. Origins 36, no. 29 (4 Jan 2007): 459–65.

‘La Cristologia De Augustin’. Augustinus 52 (2007): 9–21.

‘The Lessons from the Fight Against Slavery’. The Parliamentarian 88, no. 2 (2007): 103–9.

‘The Moral Community [The National Council for Voluntary Organisations’s Nicholas Hinton Lecture 2004].’ In The Hinton Lectures 1998–2007, 88–93. London: National Council for Voluntary Organisations, 2007.

‘Precious and Non-replaceable.’ In Comfort Ye: Finding Light in Times of Darkness. Edited by Richard H. Schmidt, 91–97. Cincinatti: Forward Movement, 2007.

‘A Theology of Health for Today.’ Hildegard Lecture Delivered at Holy Rood House, Thirsk, 7 Feb 2003.’ In Wounds That Heal: Theology, Imagination and Health. Edited by J. Baxter, 3–14. London, 2007. Edited Version Reprinted in as ‘Health and Healing. In Holy Living: The Christian Tradition for Today, 12–27. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.


‘Reason Stands Against Values and Morals’. [Seven reasons why people hate reason.] New Scientist 199, no. 2666 (23 Jul 2008): 44-45. doi:10.1016/S0262-4079(08)61876-X.

‘Anglican Approaches to St. John’s Gospel’. In The Gospel of John and Christian Theology, 68–81. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Cowley Publications, 2008, 2003.

‘Augustine’s Christology: its Spirituality and Rhetoric.’ In In the Shadow of the Incarnation: Essays on Jesus Christ in the Early Church in Honour of Brian E. Daley S.J. Edited by P. Martens, 176–89. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2008. Spanish version: ‘La cristologia de san Agustin.’ Translated by Enrique A Eguiarte Bendímez. Augustinus 52, no. 204, (2007): 9-21.

‘Civil and Religious Law in England: A Religious Perspective’. Ecclesiastical Law Journal 10, no. 3 (Sep 2008): 262–282. Also published in Islamic Studies 47 (2008): 91–112. German Version: ‘Weltliches Und Geistliches Recht in England: Eine Religiöse Perspektive.’ In Herausforderung Islam, 235–58 [Conference Proceedings, Düsseldorf, 2009.] Junges Kolleg. Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie Der Wissenschaften Und Der Künste. Paderborn: Schöningh, 2011.

‘Face It: Marx was Partly Right About Capitalism’. The Spectator 34, no. 3/4 (24 Sep 2008): 702–4. Reprinted in Chesterton Review 34 no. 3/4 (2008): 702–4.

‘Foreword’ [to an issue on ecumenical realtions with the Orthodox churches]. Theoforum 39, no. 2 (2008): 133–36.

‘The Forthcoming Lambeth Conference’. Outlook: The Canterbury Diocesan Newsletter (19 Jun 2008).

‘The Mystical Tradition in Anglicanism: Thoughts on Herbert and Vaughan’. Lecture presented to the Academy 28 Mar 2007. Temenos Academy Review> 11 (2008): 141–54.

With Walter Kasper. ‘Lourdes Ecumenical Conference: 24 Sep 2008.’ One in Christ 42, no. 2 (2008): 413–16.

‘No-one Can Be Forgotten in God’s Kingdom’. Anvil 25, no. 2 (2008): 117–28. Address to the Towards Effective Anglican Mission Conf, South Africa, 2007.

‘Not Being Serious’: Thomas Merton and Karl Barth.’ In Silent Action: Engagements with Thomas Merton, 69–82. London: SPCK, 2013. Lecture Given 10 Dec 2008 to the UK Thomas Merton Society, at St. Cyprian’s, Clarence Gate.

‘Recent Interfaith Lectures by Rt Revd Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury’. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 19, no. 3 (2008): 323–24. doi:10.1080/09596410802127995. Introduces a compilation of Williams’s lectures:
‘What is Christianity?’ Lecture at the Islamic University of Islamabad, 23 Nov 2005’. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 19, no. 3 (2008): 325–32. doi:10.1080/09596410802128001. Also published as What is Christianity? A Little Book of Guidance. London: SPCK, 2016. American edition: New York: Church Publishing, 2017.
‘Muslim-Christian Dialogue in Britain and Beyond: A Lecture Given at Al-Hamra Hall, Lahore 23 Nov 2005’. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 19, no. 3 (2008): 333–38. doi:10.1080/09596410802128027.
‘Islam, Christianity and Pluralism: The Zaki Badawi Memorial Lecture, Lambeth Palace, London 26 Apr 2007’. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 19, no. 3 (2008): 339–47. doi:10.1080/09596410802128035. Also published as: Islam, Christianity and Pluralism. Richmond: Association of Muslim Social Scientists, 2007.
‘Faith Communities in a Civil Society: Christian Perspectives’. Given at a Christian-Muslim Forum Conference on 10 Sep 2007 in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 19, no. 3 (2008): 349–54. doi:10.1080/09596410802128043.
‘Religious Diversity and Social Unity.’ Lecture, Singapore, 6 Dec 2007. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 19, no. 3 (2008): 355–62. doi:10.1080/09596410802128050.
Also in: Iqbal Review: Journal of the Iqbal Academy of Pakistan 49, no. 2 (2008): 1–14, and Faith in the Public Square, 292–301. London: Bloomsbury, 2012. See also: Anglican Communion News Service.

‘Rowan Williams and Walter Kasper. Response to Questions on Luke 2.35. Lourdes Ecumenical Conference, 24 Sep 2008. One in Christ 42, no. 2 (2008): 413–16.

‘Rowan Williams.’ In Conversations on Religion. Edited by Mick Gordon and Chris Wilkinson, 27–37. London: Continuum, 2008.

‘The Spiritual and the Religious: is the Territory Changing?’ Given on 17 Apr 2008 in Westminster Cathedral. In Faith and Life in Britain: The Cardinal’s Lectures 2008, 35–48. Chelmsford, 2008. Reprinted in Faith in the Public Square, 85–96. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

‘The ‘Strength’ of the Church is Never Anything Other than the Strength of the Presence of the Risen Jesus’. Mixed Economy (Autumn/Winter 2008/09): 12–13.

With Frances Young. ‘Maurice Frank Wiles 1923–2005’. In Biographical Memoirs of Fellows VII. Edited by Ron Johnston, 351–370. Proceedings of the British Academy 153. Oxford University Press / The Academy, 2008.


Address to the Fresh Expressions National Pilgrimage, Coventry Cathedral, Dec 2008. In Ancient Faith, Future Mission: Fresh Expressions in the Sacramental Tradition, 1–8. Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2009.

‘Christ and Salvation in Duns Scotus’. Ex Corde: Franciscan Studies in Theology 1 (2009): 8–26.

‘Commentary.’ In Encounter Between Eastern Orthodoxy and Radical Orthodoxy: Transfiguring the World Through the Word. Farnham: Ashgate, 2009.

‘Communion, Covenant and Our Anglican Future. Reflections on the Episcopal Church’s 2009 General Convention from the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Bishops, Clergy and Faithful of the Anglican Communion. 28 Jul 2009. Anglican Communion News Service.,-covenant-and-our-anglican-future.aspx.

‘Vincent Gerard Nichols and Rowan Williams. ‘Declaratio Coniuncte Factab Archiepiscopo Vestmonasteriensi Et Archiepiscopo Cantuariensi “Unconseguenzdel Dialogo Ecumenico”’. Communicationes 41, no. 2 (Dec 2009): 328–9.

‘Rowan Williams and Walter Kasper. ‘Dialogue Between Churches’. L’Osservatore Romano, no. 2122 (2009/12/02): 9–10.

‘Ecclesiological Foundations and the Ecumenical Agenda Since Cardinal Johannes Willebrands’. The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Information Service 132, no. III-IV (2009): 46–50. Also published in One in Christ 43, no. 2 (2009): 154–66.

‘Ecumenical Glass is Genuinely Half-full.’ Origins 39, no. 27 (10 Dec 2009): 444–48.

‘Ethiue, économie Et Justice Globale.’ In Pratiue Financière Et L’enseignement Chrétian: En Quête De Principes. Edited by P. H. Dembinski, 95–114. Paris: Desclée De Brouwer, 2009.

‘From Welfare State to Welfare Society: The Contribution of Faith to Happiness and Wellbeing in a Plural Civil Society’. Critical Muslim 2009, no. 1 (2009): 51–60.

‘Icons and the Practice of Prayer.’ Byzantium Lecture Delivered at the Royal Academy of Arts, 16 Jan 2009. Edited Version in Holy Living: The Christian Tradition for Today, 105–22. Bloomsbury, 2017.

‘Making a Difference on a Deadline’. Engage (May/Jun 2009).

‘The Monk and the Archbishop: A Conversation about Merton with Dr. Rowan Williams.’ In Spiritual Masters for All Seasons, by Michael Ford, 56–65. Mahwah: Hidden Spring, 2009.

‘On Witness and Holiness.’ In A Cloud of Witnesses: Opportunities for Ecumenical Commemoration: Proceedings of the International Ecumenical Symposium Monastery of Bose, 29 Oct–2 Nov 2008. Edited by Tamara Grdzelidze and Guido Dotti, 22–25. Geneva: WCC Publications, 2009. Faith and Order Paper, no. 209.

‘A Response to Richard Southern’s ‘St Anselm of Canterbury and his Mission of Reconciliation’. One in Christ 43, no. 1 (2009): 56–60.

‘The Scepter’d Isle: Culture and Power in an Offshore Setting.’ In Being British: The Search for the Values That Bind the Nation. Edited by M. D’Ancona, 145–54. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 2009.

‘Vincent Gerard Nichols and Rowan Williams. Structure Established for Anglicans Seeking to Become Catholics.’ Origins 39, no. 21 (29 Oct 2009): 340.

‘An Address Given by the Archbishop of Canterbury to a Symposium at the Gregorian University in Rome, Hosted by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity to Celebrate the Centenary of the Birth of Johannes Cardinal Willebrands, First President of the Council, 19 Nov 2009’. One in Christ 43, no. 2 (2009): 154–66.


‘Anti-papist, Anti-Puritan’. In Not Angels But Anglicans: A History of Christianity in the British Isles. Edited by Henry Chawick, 143–52. Norwich, UK: Canterbury Press, 2010. Revised Edition 2016.

‘Benedictine Vision for Our Time.’ L’Osservatore Romano, no. 2162 (22 Sep 2010): 16–17.

‘Catholics and Anglicans Together Rediscover Christian Roots of Europe.’ L’Osservatore Romano, no. 2163 (29 Sep 2010): 9–10.

‘The Church as Sacrament’. International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church 10, no. 1 (2010): 6–12. doi:10.1080/14742251003643825 .

‘Critical Solidarity Between Faith and Enlightenment’. ABC Religion and Ethics (13 Dec 2010).

‘Faith and Enlightenment.’ the Isaiah Berlin Lecture: 16 Nov 2010 at the Hampstead Synagogue. In Faith in the Public Square, 113–25. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

‘Faith, Hope and Charity in Tomorrow’s World,’ 6 Mar 2010, Lincoln Cathedral. Edited Version as ‘Faith, Hope and Love.’ In Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life, 19–35. London: SPCK, 2016. See also YouTube video (9:52), followed by 7 further parts.

‘Great Britain Visit: Ecumenical Service’. Origins 40, no. 17 (30 Sep 2010): 269–70.

‘Great Britain Visit: Meeting at Lambeth Palace’. Origins 40, no. 17 (30 Sep 2010): 264–65.

‘Greeting by Anglican Primate’. L’Osservatore Romano, no. 2162 (22 Sep 2010): 11.

‘How to Live as If We Were Human.’ In Citizen Ethics in a Time of Crisis. Edited by Madeleine Bunting, Mark Vernon and Adam Lent, 9–10. Barrow Cadbury: Citizen Ethics Network, 2010.

‘Knowing Our Limits.’ In Crisis and Recovery: Ethics, Economics and Justice. Edited by Rowan Williams and Larry Elliott, 19–34. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

‘Pardon is the Word: Shakespeare, Edmund Campion and the Grace of Forgiveness’. America: The National Catholic Weekly 202, no. 6 (2010): 18–20. See Also ‘Rowan Williams Accepts the Campion Award’ Audio File Available at .

‘Tempted as We Are”: Christology and the Analysis of the Passions.’ In Studia Patristica 44: 391–404. Louvain: Peeters, 2010.

‘Theology and Economics: Two Different Worlds.’ Trinity Institute Conference, 25 Jan 2010 at Trinity Wall Street, New York. Anglican Theological Review 92, no. 4 (2010): 607–15. Reprinted in Faith in the Public Square, 225–32. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.


‘Assisi 2011: We Are Not Strangers to Each Other.’ Origins 41, no. 23 (10 Nov 2011): 360–61.

‘Christological Exegesis of Psalm 45 in Meditations of the Heart the Psalms in Early Christian Thought and Practice: Essays in Honour of Andrew Louth, 17–32. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2011.

‘The Holy Spirit in the Bible.’ In The Holy Spirit in the World Today. Edited by Jane Williams, 64–71. London: St Paul’s Theological Centre, 2011.

‘The Kingdoms of This World,’ in ‘Symposium on William Cavanagh’s ‘The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict’. ‘. Pro Ecclesia 20, no. 4 (2011): 354–7.

‘Native Speakers: Identity, Grace, and Homecoming’. Christianity and Literature 61, no. 1 (2011): 7–18. doi:10.1177/014833311106100102.

‘Nature, Passion and Desire: Maximus’ Ontology of Excess.’ In Papers Presented at the Sixteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies Held in Oxford 2011. Edited by Markus Vinzent, 267–72. Studia Patristica 68. Leuven: Peeters, 2013.

‘Contribution to Debate on a Statement by the Leader of the House on Public Order’. Lords Hansard 729: cols 1511–13 (11 Aug 2011).

‘Reflection on the Cambridge Conference to Mark the Bicentenary of the Birth of G. A. Selwyn, First Bishop of New Zealand’. Journal of Anglican Studies 9, no. 1 (2011): 56–60. doi:10.1017/S1740355311000040. Paper at the G. A. Selwyn Symposium, Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge, Apr 2009.


‘An Appreciation of the Ecclesiastical Law Society on the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of its Foundation’. Ecclesiastical Law Journal 14, no. 2 (Sep 2012): 324–26. doi:10.1017/S0956618X12000336 .

‘A Church of the Nation Or a Church for the Nation? Bishop George Bell and the Church of England’. Lecture at University of Chichester, 4 Oct 2008.’ In The Church and Humanity: The Life and Work of George Bell, 1883-1958, 209–19. Farnham, Surrey: 2012.

‘Contemplation and Mission.’ Address to 13th Ordinary General Assembly of Synod of Bishops on New Evangelization for Transmission of Christian Faith: Given in Synod Hall of Aula Paolo VI, Vatican City, 10 Oct 2012 One in Christ 46, no. 2 (2012): 322–29. Reprinted in Holy Living: The Christian Tradition for Today, 93–103. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.See also: ‘Archbishop of Canterbury Addresses World Synod of Bishops.’ Origins 42, no. 21 (2012/10/25): 330–333.

‘Contemplation as Revolution.’ L’Osservatore Romano, no. 2267 (17 Oct 2012): 6–8.

‘Fresh Expressions, the Cross and the Kingdom.’ In Ancient Faith, Future Mission. Edited by Graham Cray, Ian Mobsby and Aaron Kennedy, 1–8. Canterbury: Norwich, 2012.

‘The Human Form Divine’: Radicalism and Orthodoxy in William Blake.’ In Radical Christian Voices and Practice: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland. Edited by Zöe Bennett and David. B. Gowler, 151–164. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

‘Introduction.’ In Faith in the Public Square, 1–10. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

‘The Meaning of Holiness’ Christchurch Cathedral, New Zealand, 4 Nov 2012. Edited Version as ‘Holiness’. In Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life, 46–56. London: SPCK, 2016.

‘Message of Support on International Day of Peace’. Cordoba Foundation. Occasional Papers. Series Five. Special Issue: Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future Commemorating the International Day of Peace, 21 Sep 2012 (Sep 2012): 7.

‘Monastic Virtues and Ecumenical Hopes: Address at San Gregorio Magno Al Celio 11 Mar 2012’. One in Christ 46, no. 2 (Dec 2012): 306–312.

‘On Prayer, Life Today, and Sep 11, 2001.’ In A Faith to Live By: What an Intelligent, Compassionate and Authentic Christian Faith Looks Like. Preston, Vic: Mosaic, 2012,.

‘Prayer Service with Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury.’ Origins 41, no. 41 (22 Mar 2012): 677–79.

‘Professing Contemplative Life’. L’Osservatore Romano, no. 2237 (14 Mar 2012): 3–4.

‘St Augustine of Canterbury Apostle to the English.’ Talk Delivered 17 Oct 2012 in the BBC Radio 3 Series Anglo-Saxon Portraits. Edited Version in Luminaries: Twenty Lives That Illustrate the Christian Way, 21–28. London: SPCK, 2019.

‘Secularism, Faith and Freedom.’ Lecture Given at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Rome on 23rd Nov, 2006. Published In: ‘Charity and Justice in the Relations Among Peoples and Nations.’ In Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Acta 13: 329–43. Vatican City, 2007, and in G. Ward and M. Hoelzl The New Visibility of Religion: Studies in Religion and Cultural Hermeneutics, 45–58. London, 2008. Reprinted in Faith in the Public Square, 23–36. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

‘The Standing of Poetry: Geoffrey Hill’s Quartet.’ In Geoffrey Hill: Essays on his Later Work. Edited by John Lyon and Peter McDonald, 55–69. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

‘The Theological World of the Philokalia.’ In The Philokalia: Exploring the Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality. Edited by Brock Bingaman and Bradley Nassif, 102–21. Oxford: Oxford Univ Press, 2012.


‘Becoming God Or Becoming Yourself: Vladimir Lossky on Deification and Personal Identity.’ In Theosis/Deification: Christian Doctrines of Divinization, East and West Edited by John Arblaster and Rob Faesen. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 294. Leuven:Peeters, 2018.


‘Foreword’. In Biblical Interpretation and Method, Edited by Katherine J. Dell and Paul M. Joyce, v-vi. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

‘Dialectic and Analogy: A Theological Legacy.’ In The Impact of IdealismThe Legacy of Post-Kantian German Thought. Volume 4, Religion. Edited by Nicholas Boyle, Liz Disley, and Nicholas Adams, 274–92. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139626705.012.

‘Dialogue is Means of God-Given Discovery’. Current Dialogue 54 (2013/07): 5–8 .

‘Henry Chadwick.’ In Papers Presented at the Sixteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies Held in Oxford 2011 Edited by Markus Vinzent, 31–42. Studia Patristica 53. Leuven: Peeters, 2013.

‘In Studia Patristica, 31–42. Leuven: Paris: Walpole, Mass: Peeters, 2013.

‘Robert Dulmers and Rowan Williams. ‘Het Trapezewerk Van Ex-aartsbisschop Rowan Williams: ‘Ik was Veel Te Links’. De Groene Amsterdammer 49 (5 Dec 2013): 40–43.

‘Michael Ramsey.’ In Key Theological Thinkers from Modern to Postmodern. Edited by Svein Rise and Staale Johannes Kristiansen, 463–472. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013. Lecture at Lambeth Palace, Sponsored by the Trinity Institute of Christianity and Culture.

‘Poverty: A Christian Perspective.’ In Poverty in the UK: Can it Be Eradicated?. Edited by Jonathan Derbyshire, 8–10: Prospect Publishing, 2013.

‘Shakeshafte’. Critical Survey 25, no. 3 (Dec 2013): 43–87. doi:10.3167/cs.2013.250304.

‘Theology Among the Humanities.’ In Vocation of Theology Today: A Festschrift for David Ford. Edited by Tom Greggs, Rachel Muers, and Simeon Zahl, 178–92. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2013.

‘Why Narnia?’ Chronicle of Higher Education 59 (11 Feb 2013).


‘[Contribution To] ‘Readers on a Grief Observed, Part II,’ in A Grief Observed, by C. S. Lewis. Readers’ Edition. with Contributions from Hilary Mantel, Jessica Martin, Jenna Bailey, Rowan Williams, Kate Saunders, Francis Spufford and Maureen Freely. London: Faber & Faber, 2014.

‘Christology.’ In The Vocation of Anglican Theology: Sources and Essays. Edited by Ralph McMichael, 77–110. London: SCM Press, 2014.

‘偶像、形象与圣像 [Idols, Images, and Icons], Journal for the Study of Christian Culture 31 (2014): 19–32.

‘Rowan Williams and Michael Lapsley. ‘The Journey Toward Forgiveness’. Ecumenical Review 66, no. 2 (2014): 191–213. doi:10.1111/erev.12099.

‘Metropolitan Anthony: Christ as God and Man’. One in Christ 48, no. 2 (2014): 286–97.

‘Monks and Mission: A Perspective from England: The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Address at the Abbey of Monte Cassino, 12 Mar 2012’. One in Christ 46, no. 2 (2014): 314–321.

Jürgen Tiekstra and Rowan Williams. ‘Onze Wereld is Een Geschenk’: Rowan Williams Gelooft in Verantwoordelijkheid’. Volzin 13, no. 24 (2014): 8–12.

‘The Radical Hospitality of Jesus’. ABC Religion and Ethics 140, no. 9 (Nov 2014): 10.

‘Religious Faith and Human Rights.’ In The Meanings of Rights: The Philosophy and Social Theory of Human Rights. Edited by Costas Douzinas and Conor Gearty, 71–82. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139227124.006.

‘Revelation in the Context of Interfaith Dialogue.’ Brien O’Brien and Mary Hasten Lecture Series: Church in the 21st Century Center, Boston College, 2014. Summarised in ‘Acts of God: Where West Meets East in Interfaith Dialogue’. Boston College Magazine (Apr 2014).

‘Roadside/Viaticum Theology 117, no. 1 (2014): 78–78 doi:10.1177/0040571X13511044.

‘Stations of the Gospel’. The Poetry Ireland Review 112 (2014): 128–31.

‘Theology and the Paschal Controversy: Bede’s Case Against the British Church.’ In Prayer and Thought in Monastic Tradition: Essays in Honour of Benedicta Ward SLG. Edited by Santha Bhattacharji, Domic Mattos and Rowan Williams, 31–44: Bloomsbury T & T. Clark, 2014.

‘What the Body Knows, Iain McGilchrist’. Resurgence & Ecologist, no. 283 (Mar/Apr 2014): 34–35.


‘[Contribution to] A Life More Noble: Reflections on Octavia Hill’s Ambition of Nobility for All. Octavia, 2015.

‘Augustinian Love.’ In Dynamics of Difference: Christianity and Alterity: A Festschrift for Werner G. Jeanrond. Edited by Ulrich Schmiedel and James M. Matarazzo, Jr. 189–98. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. Reprinted in On Augustine, 191–206. London: Bloomsbury, 2016, 191–206.

‘“Brother Roger’s Theological Legacy: Solidarity, Poverty and Freedom’, 43–9. In Brother Roger’s Contribution to Theological Thought: Acts of the International Colloquium, Taizé, Aug 31 – Sep 5, 2015. Presses de Taizé, 2015.

‘Creation, Creativity, and Creatureliness: The Wisdom of Finite Existence.’ In Being-in-Creation: Human Responsibility in an Endangered World. Edited by Brian Treanor, Bruce Ellis Benson and Norman Wirzba, 23–36. New York: Fordham University Press, 2015. Based on a Lecture Delivered at a Study Day Organised by the St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality, Oxford in 2005.

‘The Fourfold Chord: Theology and the Plurality of the Gospel Witness.’ In Theological Theology: Essays in Honour of John Webster. Edited by R. David Nelson, Darren Sarisky and Justin Stratis, 337–48. Bloomsbury / T & T Clark, 2015. doi:10.5040/

‘How Christianity’s Eastern History Has Been Forgotten’. BBC Newsnight (9 Feb 2015).

‘John Bowker: A Theological Overview.’ In A Man of Many Parts: Essays in Honour of John Westerdale Bowker on the Occasion of his Eightieth Birthday. Edited by Eugene E. Lemcio, 3–14. Eugene: Pickwick, 2015.

‘Response to Kerr, Hedley, Pickstock, Ward and Soskice’. Modern Theology 31, no. 4 (Oct 2015): 630–36. doi:10.1111/moth.12190

‘“The Sadness of the King”: Gillian Rose, Hegel, and the Pathos of Reason’. Telos 173 (Winter 2015): 21–36. doi:10.3817/1215173021.

‘That Hideous Strength: A Reassessment.’ In C. S. Lewis and his Circle, Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society. Edited by Edited by Roger White, Judith Wolfe, and Brendan Wolfe. Oxford Oxford University Press, 2015.

‘The Reformation’s Legacy.’ In Reformation: Legacy and Future, 39–49. World Council of Churches Publications, 2015.

‘What St Teresa Means to Me.’ Mount Carmel: A Quarterly Review of the Spiritual Life (2015). Reprinted in Holy Living: The Christian Tradition for Today, 125–30. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.

‘Words, War and Silence: Thomas Merton for the Twenty-First Century.’ Merton Annual 28 (2015): 40–53.


‘Authority Deferred: A Christian Comment’. Studies in Christian Ethics 29, no. 2 (2016): 213–17. doi: 10.1177/0953946815623139

[Contribution to] ‘Book Symposium: Grevel Lindop, Charles Williams: The Third Inkling.’ Journal of Inklings Studies 6, no. 1 (2016): 161–66. doi: 10.3366/ink.2016.6.1.13.

‘Eric Gill’. Sobornost 7, no. 4 (2016): 261–69.

‘Fr Ephrem and General Synod of Church of England Sobornost 38, no. 1 (2016): 49–50.

‘[Contribution To] Further Reflections.’ In Shakespeare’s Creative Legacies: Artists, Writers, Performers and Critics. Edited by Paul Edmundson and Paul Holbrook, 156–57. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.

‘Inspire Dialogue: Introduction and Final Summary’. Beshara Magazine ( 2016).

‘Language, Reality and Desire: The Nature of Christian Formation.’ In On Augustine, 41–58. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.

‘The Address,’ in ‘Service to Dedicate a Memorial to C. S. Lewis, Writer, Scholar, Apologist, Westminster Abbey, 22 Nov 2013.’ In C. S. Lewis at Poets’ Corner. Edited by Michael Ward and Peter S. Williams, 70–73. Eugene: Cascade, 2016.

‘Sir Geoffrey Hill.’ Pn Review 43, no. 2 (Nov/Dec 2016): 8–9.

‘Rhetoric, Doctrine and the Ethics of Language: C. S. Lewis on Paradise Lost.’ In C. S. Lewis at Poets’ Corner. Edited by Michael Ward and Peter S. Williams, 111–24. Eugene: Cascade, 2016.

‘The Soul in Paraphrase: Augustine as Interpreter of the Psalms.’ In On Augustine, 25–40. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.

‘Teresa, the Eucharist and the Reformation’. In Teresa De Jesus: Patrimonio De La Humanidad. Actas Del Congreso Mundial Teresiano En El Centenario De Su Nacimiento (1515–2015), Vol. 1, 519–30. Burgos: Monte Carmelo-Universidad De La Mistica, 2016. Republished as ‘Teresa and the Eucharist’ in Holy Living: The Christian Tradition for Today, 151–66. London: Bloomsbury, 2017, and as ‘Teresa, the Eucharist and the Reformation.’ In Teresa of Avila: Mystical Theology and Spirituality in the Carmelite Tradition. Edited by Peter Tyler and Edward Howells, 67–76. London: Routledge, 2018. See Also: ‘Teresa of Avila as a Theologian of the Eucharist.’ YouTube video, 1:03:57.

‘Theological Doubt and Institutional Certainty: An Anglican Paradox.’ In Doubting Christianity: The Church and Doubt. Edited by Frances Andrews, Charlotte Methuen and Andrew Spicer, 250–65. Studies in Church History, 52. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. doi:10.1017/stc.2015.14.

‘Theology as a Way of Life.’ In The Practice of the Presence of God: Theology as a Way of Life. Edited by Martin Laird and Sheelah Treflé Hidden, 11–16. London: Taylor and Francis, 2016.

‘Things to Say to Psychotic Dictators.’ In Speaking of Faith: The Winchester Dialogues. Edited by John Miller, 209–229. Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2016.

‘A Question to Myself Time and Self-Awareness in the Confessions.’ In On Augustine, 1–24. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.

‘Wisdom in Person: Augustine’s Christology.’ In On Augustine, 141–154. London: Bloomsbury, 2016,.


With Cyril O’Regan. ‘A Dialogue on Grace’, 159–72, in ‘Grace in Question: Art, Act and Awkwardness’. Religion & Literature 49, no. 2 (2017): 130-222.

’Ice, Fire, and Holy Water’ Rowan Williams: A Discussion of Inferno 33 and 34, Purgatorio 33 and Paradiso 33. 21 Apr 2016. the Final in a in a Lecture Series ‘Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy.’ In Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy. Volume 3. Edited by George Corbett and Heather Webb, 218–28. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2017.

‘The Malines Legacy: A Vision for Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue?’ in Reflections of Glory 2017. St Mary’s Bourne Street Lecture Series. London: St Mary’s Bourne Street, 2017.

‘Not Cured, Not Forgetful, Not Paralysed’: A Response to Comments on the Tragic Imagination’. Modern Theology 34, no. 2 (2017): 280–88. doi:10.1111/moth.12406

‘Plague as Metaphor.’ In Plagues. Edited by Jonathan L. Heeney and Sven Friedemann, 196–212. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Darwin College Lectures, 27. See also: YouTube video 1:05:18,

‘Nick Baines, Rowan Williamsm Åste Dokka and James Hawkey Symposium: Reformation — Then and Now One in Christ 51, no. 1 (2017): 63–80.

‘A Response to Professor Russell from Rowan Williams (Lord Williams of Oystermouth)’. Theology and Science Published Online (22 Sep 2017).

‘Science, Stories and the Self: A Dialogue Between Raymond Tallis and Rowan Williams.’ In Religion and Atheism: Beyond the Divide. Edited by Anthony J. Carroll and Richard Norman, 3–23. London: Routledge, 2017.

‘The Staying Power of Benedict in Parliament Square.’ 2016 Charles Gore Lecture, Westminster Abbey, 15 Mar 2016. In The Moral Heart of Public Service. Edited by Claire Foster-Gilbert, 172–90. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2017. Extensively Revised as ‘The Staying Power of Benedict,. In The Way of St Benedict, 27–42. Bloomsbury Continuum, 2020.

‘Storms and Stillness’. Something Understood., BBC Radio 4, 31 Dec 2017.

‘The Two Ways’. Plough Quarterly 14 (Autumn 2017).

‘Aeolian Harmonics: Murray Cox and Geoffrey Rowell’. International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church 18, no. 2–3 (2018): 114–23. doi:10.1080/1474225X.2018.1516968


‘A Chat with Rowan Williams’. Reform (Jun 2018).

‘A Common Word for the Common Good: 2007 Text of A Common Word, with a New Introduction.’ In The Future of Interfaith Dialogue: Muslim-Christian Encounters Through a Common Word. Edited by Yazid Said and Lejla Demiri, 61–89. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. doi:10.1017/9781316466834.005. Also See: A Common Word for the Common Good.’ In A Common Word Between Us and You, 123–72. Amman, Jordan, 2009.

‘Darkness Into Light’. Modern Painters, 17 no. 2 (Summer 2004): 99.

‘Dialogue of Zion’, Contribution to ‘George A. Lindbeck, 1923–2018: A Festschrift of Tributes’. Living Church 256, no. 2 (11 Feb 2018): 23–4.

‘The Ethics of Global Relationships.’ In Who is My Neighbour? the Global and Personal Challenge. Edited by Richard Carter and Samuel Wells, 13–48. London: SPCK, 2018. See also: St Martin-in-the-Fields Podcast, 19 Sep 2016 .://

‘Holly Folly and Problem of Representing Holiness: Some Literary Perspectives’. Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies 1, no. 1 (2018): 3–15.

‘Images and Meaning, What Does Art Represent?’ in Kyffin Dan Sylw | Kyffin in View. Edited by David Meredith. Dyfed: Gomer Press, 2018.

‘Islam, Christianity and Pluralism’. Critical Muslim 25 (Jan–Mar 2018).

‘Joy Davidman as Poet’. Journal of Inklings Studies 8, no. 1 (Apr 2018): 83–87. doi:10.3366/ink.2018.0005.

‘Opening Reflections.’ In Moral and Spiritual Dilemmas in Challenging Times: A Study Guide to Darkness Over Germany: A Warning from History, by E. Amy Buller. Edited by Edmund Newell and Rob Thompson, 7–9. London: Council of Christians and Jews and Cumberland Lodge, 2018.

‘St Teresa as a Reader of the Gospels.’ In Teresa of Ávila: her Writings and Life. Edited by Terence O’Reilly, Colin Thompson and Lesley Twomey, 89–90. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 19. Cambridge: Legenda, 2018. doi:10.2307/j.ctv16km1sb.12. Also published as ‘Teresa and the Scriptures’, Holy Living: The Christian Tradition for Today, 131–49. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.

‘Silence and Human Maturity.’ In Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons, 87–107. London: SPCK, 2018. Edited version of ‘What Grows in the Gaps: Silence and Human Maturing,’ talk in the Silence in the City Series, Westminster Cathedral Hall, 4 May 2014. See Also: YouTube video, 57:10, Posted 4 Jun 2015.

‘Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard and Chalcedon.’ In Wittgenstein, Religion and Ethics: New Perspectives from Philosophy and Theology. Edited by Mikel Burley, 72–92: Bloomsbury, 2018. doi:10.5040/


‘Beyond Goodness: Gilead and the Discovery of the Connections of Grace.’ In Balm in Gilead: A Theological Dialogue with Marilynne Robinson. Edited by Timothy Larsen and Keith L. Johnson, 157–67. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2019. Address to 27th Annual Wheaton Theological College Theology Conference 2018: ‘Balm in Gilead: A Theological Dialogue with Marilynne Robinson’, 5–6 Apr 2018. See also Williams & Marilynne Robinson | 2018 Wheaton Theology Conference, 6 April 2018, YouTube 57:39,

‘Diary: ‘Paralysis is the Word for Our Current Political Predicament’ – Rowan Williams. Edited by Christopher Renkins’. Spear’s (2019).

‘Epiphany Philosophers: Afterword,’ in Fraser Watts, William H. Beharrell, Marius Dorobantu and Yorick Wilks, Galen Watts and Rowan Williams, ‘Mutual Enhancement Between Science and Religion’. Zygon 54, no. 4 (13 Nov 2019): 1036–1044. doi:10.1111/zygo.12561’>10.1111/zygo.12561.

‘Literature is Subversive Like the Gospel: Marilynne Robinson and Theologian Rowan Williams at Wheaton College.’ L’Osservatore Romano, no. 2595 (3 May 2019): 6-9.


‘Irene Lancaster and Rowan Williams. ‘Confronting a Noxious New Age of Jew-hate’. Standpoint (30 Jan 2020).

‘Jesus and the Beginnings of Christian Theology’, In Revolutionary: Who Was Jesus? Why Does He Still Matter?. Edited and Introduced by Tom Holland. London: SPCK, 2020.

‘The Joy of Jonathan Sacks’. First Things Web Exclusives (30 Nov 2020).

‘Letter to the Editor on Adam Tooze’s Review of Climate Change and the Nation State, by Anatol Lieven. New Statesman 149, no. 5517 (24 Apr 2020): 10–11.

“Mission and the Life of Prayer”. In God’s Church in the World: The Gift of Catholic Mission, edited by Susan Lucas on behalf of Anglican Catholic Future and Forward in Faith. Norwich: Canterbury, 2020.

‘Mystical Theology and Christian Self-Understanding.’ In The Oxford Handbook of Mystical Theology. Edited by Edward Howells and Mark A. McIntosh, 9–24. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.

‘On Christ, the Solid Rock, I Stand.’ In Christ Unabridged: Knowing and Loving the Son of Man. Edited by George Westhaver and Rebekah Vince, 247–46. London: SCM, 2020.

‘Response to Amy Hollywood.’ Modern Theology 36, no. 1 (2020): 53–35. doi:10.1111/moth.12585.

‘Rowan Williams and Irene Lancaster. ‘Robust Responses [Letter]’. Standpoint, Apr 2020.

‘Benjamin Wayman and Rowan Williams. ‘Rowan Williams: Theological Education is for Everyone’. Christianity Today (19 Aug 2020).

‘Staging the Sacrifice: in the Final Lecture of A+C’s Visual Communion Programme, Rowan Williams Explores How the Eucharist is Contextualised in Image and Metaphor.’ Art and Christianity 101 (2020): 2+.

‘The Time it Takes; How Do We Understand Personal Growth in an Age of Instant Solutions’. European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling. Published online 16 Sep 2020 (10 pages). doi:10.1080/13642537.2020.1814375.

‘Welsh Anglicans and Cultural Debate.’ In A New History of the Church in Wales: Governance and Ministry, Theology and Society. Edited by Norman Doe, 239–56. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.