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By Andrew Atherstone

whilst the hunt for a brand new Archbishop of Canterbury started, Justin Welby were a bishop for under 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 might be ‘a shaggy dog story’ and ‘perfectly absurd’ to nominate him simply because he had such little episcopal event. 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, significantly 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 arguable concerns resembling same-sex marriage, girls bishops and the emergence of GAFCON. Biographer Andrew Atherstone additionally analyses Welby’s theological, strategic and pastoral features and, via broad archival learn and interviews with the archbishop’s associates and associates, offers in-depth bills of his unsettled youth, the reviews that encouraged his conversion to Christianity at Cambridge college, his winning profession within the oil undefined, his own hyperlinks to Africa and his swift upward push throughout the ranks of the Church of britain. What emerges is a portrait of a world Christian chief deeply stimulated via gospel values, unafraid of threat and devoted to take on problems with department inside of 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 comprises 4 new chapters that learn Welby’s first 12 months at Lambeth, sixteen pages of pictures and comprises a lot of the textual content of the sooner ebook, considerably increased, revised and updated.

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