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Title:
Writing in the dust : after September 11
Author:
Williams, Rowan, 1950-
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Publication Information:
Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xii, 78 pages ; 20 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780802860620

9780802860767
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library BT736.15 .W55 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

On September 11, 2001, Rowan Williams, the newly appointed Archbishop of Canterbury, was at Trinity Church, Wall Street, just two blocks from the World Trade Center. Trapped by dust and debris as the terrible events of that morning unfolded, Williams offered encouragement and prayer to those around him. Soon after, he wrote this small, poignant reflection on the meaning of that horrific day. This is not a book of academic theology or a program for action. Rather, it is one person's heartfelt attempt to find words for the grief, shock, and loss following one of America's darkest days. It is also an effort to find wisdom for the days ahead. Newly available in paperback, Writing in the Dust offers spiritual direction to all who struggle to discern "how faith might begin to think and feel its way through the nightmare."


Summary

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Rowan Williams, distinguished theologian and Anglican Archbishop of Wales, was just two blocks away from the World Trade Center in New York City when the planes suddenly hit. In this small volume he poignantly reflects on the meaning of that horrific day, offering spiritual direction to all who struggle to discern "how faith might begin to think and feel its way through the nightmare."


Author Notes

Rowan Williams is Archbishop of Wales.


Rowan Williams is Archbishop of Wales.


Table of Contents

Prologuep. ix
1. Last Wordsp. 1
2. Answering Backp. 13
3. The End of Warp. 29
4. Global Neighbourhoodp. 49
5. Against Symbolsp. 61
Epiloguep. 75
Prologuep. ix
1. Last Wordsp. 1
2. Answering Backp. 13
3. The End of Warp. 29
4. Global Neighbourhoodp. 49
5. Against Symbolsp. 61
Epiloguep. 75

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