Grace and Necessity: Reflections on Art and Love by Rowan WilliamsGrace and Necessity: Reflections on Art and Love by Rowan Williams

Grace and Necessity: Reflections on Art and Love

byRowan Williams

Hardcover | June 7, 2006

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In this original book Rowan Williams sketches out a new understanding of how human beings open themselves to transcendence. Drawing on the French Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain, the Welsh poet and painter David Jones, and the American novelist Mary Flannery O`Connor, Rowan Williams fulfils his ambition for Christianity to engage with contemporary culture, and that a man who holds highest office in the Church has the time and intellectual energy to write such original theology is encouraging for us all.

‘Unabashedly erudite in tone, this book may appeal to scholars and readers interested in grappling with a debate that has probably been engaged as long as there have been artists and theologians.' Publishers Weekly

'Discusses important issues in a profound and original way.' Church of England Newspaper
Rowan Williams is Archbishop of Wales.
Title:Grace and Necessity: Reflections on Art and LoveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 8.13 × 5.39 × 0.8 inPublished:June 7, 2006Publisher:Bloomsbury AcademicLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0819281182

ISBN - 13:9780819281180


Table of Contents

Introduction1. Exploration of aesthetics: covering artists as wide ranging as Gwen John, Jean Cocteau and the writings of Jacques Maritain.2. Art and Sacrament: The Anglo Saxon response to the ideas of Continental thinking in the 20th Century. 3. The US Response: Flannery O'Connor4. Art and Intelligence. Towards a new theology.

Editorial Reviews

"This book, by a manwho is, among other things, a formidable intellectual, needs to be read andreread before it renders up its hard won clarity... he writes with a keen senseof the cost of love, human and divine."- The Tablet, February 11, 2006<_o3a_p>