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Rowan Williams: sad, relieved, and vague on leaving post

Rowan Williams: sad, relieved, and vague on leaving post

WalesOnline’s Clare Hutchinson reported on Rowan Williams, at a talk on the imagery in religion, where he briefly reflected on a participant’s question that:

…it was “a sadness” for him to leave his position “with unfinished business” over the question of women bishops.

He also expressed some relief:

“It is quite nice to have a bit more time to say my prayers and turn into a Christian again and to catch up with a bit of sleep.”

Williams declined to expand on his viewpoints concerning women as bishops, or what he should have done differently.

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BrotherTom Hudson

I would think that Lord Williams has a lot more to lament than just the question of women as bishops. By inaction, equivocation, and dithering, he caused or allowed much harm to be done to Anglicanism on his watch.

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James Mikolajczyk

Leslie,

The separation of male and female gender roles are a false gospel. For even Paul tells us, "There is no male and female in Christ Jesus" (Gal 3:28). So why don't you believe him?

James Mikolajczyk

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tgflux

I think snide comments like the one just preceding are an unfortunate addition to the generally civil discourse on Episcopal Cafe.

JC Fisher

"Joshua Judges Ruth"

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William R. MacKaye

I think snide comments like the one just preceding are an unfortunate addition to the generally civil discourse on Episcopal Cafe.

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Ann Fontaine

Rowan is not nearly as sad or weary as women and others whom he threw under the bus in the name of some false unity.

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