Theology and the Contemplative Calling: The Image of Humanity in the Philokalia

Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

Delivered at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in the US on 30 January 2010, this was the 27th annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture.
Republished with kind permission from the Archbishop’s Press office.
With thanks to St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.

Dr Williams’ lecture on the Philokalia deals with the spiritual battle that human beings must wage in journeying from a self-centred life to a life in Christ, according to the writings of the Christian ascetics.

Part One

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Part Two

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Part Three

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Format: MP3.

Dr Rowan Williams is the 104th and current Archbishop of Canterbury, principal leader of the Church of England, and the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion.