‘Persons and Individuals’ – Reflections on Rowan Williams’ Theos Lecture

Last week I had the joy of attending the 5th Annual Theos Lecture in Westminster Central Hall, given by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, on the topic of ‘The Person and The Individual’.  I must admit, after the first few minutes, I wasn’t entirely clear at all what he was talking about, however as time went on things started to take shape and make sense, leaving me with lots of swirling thoughts to ponder after he finished… so much so that I’ve awoken from blogging slumber to put some of those thoughts down.  As many will be aware, Williams’ style is far from being the most, ah, accessible, shall we say?  However, I’ll do my best to outline his argument as I understand it.

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