A visionary leader

Where does one go from Archbishop Rowan William’s statement? Bury it and resign, say some Anglicans; it’s ludicrous and inconsistent with British values say government, secularists and media, unhelpful say some Islamic academics. Yet the whole episode reveals how far the church has come and exposes the inherent universalism in secularism and the myth of the Enlightenment. It also echoes the main issue of our time: the tension between cultures. More…