Rowan Williams Was Always an Enemy of the Liberal State

The Guardian’s Theo Hobson profiles Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who recently remarked that Muslims “must make clear that their loyalty is straightforward modern political loyalty to the nation state.” Hobson writes that the archbishop’s comments contradict his 10-year message of “insisting that religion of all stripes is threatened by the aggressively secular liberal state.” Hobson concludes that Williams “should open up the discussion about religion and liberalism, encourage new honesty, in church and nation, about its complexity. Instead, Williams pushed his excessively ideological view of the matter.”

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