The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, is arguably more than any other contemporary public figure the very antithesis of the modern culture of spin and the glib comment. At times the combination of his scholarly approach, intellectual rigour and refusal to talk in soundbites have led to controversy and misunderstandings.
Speaking to Alison Hilliard, in the Master’s study at Cambridge’s Magdalene College, Rowan Williams discusses his three most treasured Bible passages. Through his choice of verses, he reflects on his encounter with death in the 9/11 attacks, the hurt he experienced as Archbishop when he tried to unite the Church and his concern that contemporary society is “eating the spiritual equivalent of junk food”.
Bible verses read by David Suchet.