By Andrew Atherstone
When the hunt for a brand new Archbishop of Canterbury all started, Justin Welby have been a bishop for less than 4 and a part months. He had little media profile and rarely figured within the early speculations approximately Rowan Williams’ successor. Welby claimed that it'd be ‘a shaggy dog story’ and ‘perfectly absurd’ to nominate him simply because he had such little episcopal adventure. The Crown Nominations fee disagreed and in March 2013 he was once enthroned because the one hundred and fifth Archbishop of Canterbury. This, the 1st significant biography of Welby, severely examines the phrases, activities and impression of his first yr as head of the Anglican Communion, together with his energetic political engagement and his tackling of debatable matters similar to same-sex marriage, ladies bishops and the emergence of GAFCON. Biographer Andrew Atherstone additionally analyses Welby’s theological, strategic and pastoral characteristics and, via broad archival examine and interviews with the archbishop’s associates and associates, provides in-depth money owed of his unsettled early life, the stories that prompted his conversion to Christianity at Cambridge college, his winning profession within the oil undefined, his own hyperlinks to Africa and his fast upward push during the ranks of the Church of britain. What emerges is a portrait of an international Christian chief deeply encouraged by way of gospel values, unafraid of chance and devoted to take on problems with department inside either church and society. Archbishop Justin Welby: Risk-taker and Reconciler is greater than two times the size of Atherstone’s 2013 biography, Archbishop Justin Welby: the line to Canterbury. It includes 4 new chapters that research Welby’s first 12 months at Lambeth, sixteen pages of photos and comprises a lot of the textual content of the sooner ebook, considerably extended, revised and updated.
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