Skip to comments.Archbishop [of Canterbury] Launches Parting Attack on Critics
Posted on 09/10/2012 8:12:33 AM PDT by marshmallow
The Archbishop of Canterbury has launched a major attack on his critics in the Government and Church of England months before he leaves office.
For almost 10 years he has endured a simultaneous barrage of criticism from those who say he should not meddle in politics and those who argue that when he talks about the Bible he becomes irrelevant.
This week the Archbishop of Canterbury issues a challenge to critics in a book which he introduces with a warning that he has become resilient and even rebellious.
Faith in the Public Square is a collection of lectures from his decade as Archbishop, all of them couched in the academic language that has become familiar from Dr Rowan Williams.
However, he uses the introduction, which he wrote this summer, to also make a fresh series of attacks on the Government and on his opponents in the Church of England.
He prefaces his remarks by saying that as he reaches the end of his time in office he is willing to take the risk that he will encounter further criticism then takes it with a forthright attack on the Governments economic record.
Dr Williams criticises the way the economy has been run during the financial crisis, saying that public life has become tainted by a myth that it is possible to guarantee financial security.
A mythology of control and guaranteed security, combined with the fantasy that unlimited material growth is possible... has poisoned social and political life across a growing number of countries.
No theologian has an automatic skill in economics; but there is an ethical perspective here, plainly rooted in theology, that obliges us to question the nostrums of recent decades, and above all persistently to ask the awkward question of what we want growth for, what model of well-being....
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Nice knowing ya beardy. Hopefully the Archbishop of York John Semantu, a real clergyman, will be succeeding the Archdruid when he finally goes...