Notebook

Looking East

Rowan Williams’s Looking East in Winter is in some ways an austere read, reflecting a lifetime’s intellectual engagement with Orthodoxy. It is at the same time full of warmth. Williams’s account of holy folly is wonderful. And what a comfort, right now, to be reminded: ‘For anything to be natural is for it to be as God intends, to be in the state in and for which God created it.’

A contribution to this week’s Books of the Year review in The Tablet.

Here you can find the conversation I conducted with Rowan Williams at the launch of the book.