New PDF release: Archbishop Jusin Welby: Risk-taker and Reconciler

By Andrew Atherstone

ISBN-10: 0232530726

ISBN-13: 9780232530728

When the hunt for a brand new Archbishop of Canterbury started, Justin Welby have been a bishop for less than 4 and a part months. He had little media profile and infrequently figured within the early speculations approximately Rowan Williams’ successor. Welby claimed that it'd be ‘a funny story’ and ‘perfectly absurd’ to nominate him simply because he had such little episcopal event. The Crown Nominations fee disagreed and in March 2013 he was once enthroned because the a hundred and fifth Archbishop of Canterbury. This, the 1st significant biography of Welby, significantly examines the phrases, activities and influence of his first 12 months as head of the Anglican Communion, together with his lively political engagement and his tackling of debatable matters resembling same-sex marriage, ladies bishops and the emergence of GAFCON. Biographer Andrew Atherstone additionally analyses Welby’s theological, strategic and pastoral features and, via huge archival examine and interviews with the archbishop’s neighbors and associates, provides in-depth debts of his unsettled adolescence, the reviews that inspired his conversion to Christianity at Cambridge college, his winning occupation within the oil undefined, his own hyperlinks to Africa and his fast upward push in the course of the ranks of the Church of britain. What emerges is a portrait of a world Christian chief deeply stimulated by means of gospel values, unafraid of probability and dedicated to take on problems with department inside of either church and society. Archbishop Justin Welby: Risk-taker and Reconciler is greater than two times the size of Atherstone’s 2013 biography, Archbishop Justin Welby: the line to Canterbury. It includes 4 new chapters that learn Welby’s first yr at Lambeth, sixteen pages of photos and accommodates a lot of the textual content of the sooner publication, considerably extended, revised and updated.

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