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Rowan D. Williams – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Rowan D. Williams

 

In a spiritually sensitive culture, then, it might well be that age is something to be admired or envied.

– Rowan D. Williams


So every creative act strives to attain an absolute status it longs to create a world of beauty to triumph over chaos and convert it to order.

– Rowan D. Williams


Bad human communication leaves us less room to grow.

– Rowan D. Williams


To conclude: good journalism is one of the models of good conversation and communication in the wider social context.

– Rowan D. Williams


Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality.

– Rowan D. Williams


Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness, a covenant between radically different persons, male and female and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen, a covenant between radically different partners.

– Rowan D. Williams


Economists are coming to acknowledge that measures of national wealth and poverty in terms strictly of average income tell you little that is significant of the health or viability of a society.

– Rowan D. Williams


In sharp contrast to the idea that this stage of life is enviable, we hear high levels of anxiety about getting old, anxieties about health, mobility, access to facilities, simple routine care and attention.

– Rowan D. Williams


The answer was that in Burundi, having a clean bill of health has taken on a very particular meaning: unless and until you have paid for your hospital treatment, you simply can’t leave, you are in effect a captive.

– Rowan D. Williams


To help the poor to a capacity for action and liberty is something essential for one’s own health as well as theirs: there is a needful gift they have to offer which cannot be offered so long as they are confined by poverty.

– Rowan D. Williams


And when the world is created, it is created in such a way that those eternal objects of God’s loving wisdom become actualities – interacting with one another, relating to God in the finite realm.

– Rowan D. Williams