The Archbishop of Canterbury has written a book on Dostoevsky which illuminates the real operations of religion in human minds.... We need a guide who combines the gifts of a literary critic and a trained theologian to work out how far the novels of Dostoevsky can be used as vehicles for such explorations. We also need a guide who is deeply versed in the ethos and spiritual traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church to place Dostoevsky, and the tormented exchanges of his characters, within some intelligible historical framework. Luckily the Archbishop of Canterbury combines all these qualities, and more"" A. N. Wilson, Times Literary Supplement --A. N. Wilson, Times Literary Supplement
'He (Williams) is an excellent literary critic.' --A.S. Byatt in The Times Literary Supplement
'Although Rowan Williams is very modest about his credentials in writing an important book on Dostoevsky, it is difficult to think of anyone who is better qualified... a remarkable contribution to understanding not just Dostoevsky, but what it might involve to be a religious believer in the world today' --Richard Harries, Church Times
About the Author
The Rt. Hon. and Most Reverend Rowan Williams is Archbishop of Canterbury. He was formerly Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford and Archbishop of Wales.