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Rowan Williams has been reading too much Wittgenstein

A review of ‘The Edge of Words: God and the Habits of Language’, by Rowan Williams. Atheists have nothing to fear from this attempt to find a proof for God in linguistic philosophy

27 September 2014

8:00 AM

27 September 2014

8:00 AM

The Edge of Words: God and the Habits of Language Rowan Williams

Bloomsbury, pp.224, £20, ISBN: 9781472910431

It used to seem rather obvious that the world was full of evidence for God. These days, theologians no longer beat this drum — but some of them still give it soft little taps from time to time.

Such tapping is what Rowan Williams is drawn to, now that he’s free of the obligation to dance around homosexuals and Muslims, so to speak.

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