Reading Our Times

Reading Our Times

What does “being spiritual” actually mean? In conversation with Rowan Williams

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People today often like to be considered “spiritual but not religious”. But what could that actually mean?

All too often, the spiritual is juxtaposed against the material. But in reality, the two are inseparably linked.

In this episode of Reading our Times, Nick Spencer talks to Rowan Williams about his latest book Looking East in Winter, in a conversation that covers the spiritual life, the potential for politics, and the need for Christian humanism today.


by JustAListener on
Wonderful episode, wonderful podcast. Rowan Williams is always a delight to listen to. Thank you

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About this podcast

Reading Our Times is the podcast that explores the books and the ideas that are shaping us today. It is hosted by Nick Spencer, Senior Fellow at the think tank, Theos.

We’re going to be talking to some of the world’s leading authors about issues like meritocracy, justice, populism, human rights, the brain, liberalism, and religion.

Above all, we'll be exploring what these books have to say about the times we live in and about the people we are.

So listen with us, and we’ll introduce you to authors, books and ideas that illuminate ourselves and our world today.

For more information about the people and ideas behind the podcast, visit or follow us on Twitter @theosthinktank and @theosnick.

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