Spring Break is coming up and I’ll throw a couple more posts out there. Until then, here is a lengthy essay by none other than that thinker who idadvertantly dominates this blog; Rowan Williams. I think that the fact that the Archbishop does not act like the two polar sides in Anglicanism want him to act shows that Cantaur is a preacher in the true sense, a man who speaks the Word of God indescriminately. And George, he chides “protectionism” just as much as he does an “unregulated market.” So I think even you’ll like it.
“The principles outlined a moment ago require a context not only of geopolitical and social analysis, not even of pragmatic recognitions of the limits of material resources or the opportunity costs of certain financial decisions, but of a comprehensive sense of belonging in a world – and a world that is neither self-explanatory nor self-sufficient, but is transparent to a deeper level of agency or liberty, that level that is called God by the religious traditions of humanity. In Christian belief, the world exists because of a free act of generous love by the creator. God has made a world in which, by working with the limitations of a material order declared by God to be ‘very good’, humans may reflect the liberty and generosity of God. And our salvation is the restoration of a broken relationship with this whole created order, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the establishing by the power of his Spirit a community in which mutual service and attention are the basic elements through which the human world becomes transparent to its maker.”