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What does “being spiritual” actually mean?

What does “being spiritual” actually mean?

Nick Spencer speaks to former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. 06/07/2021

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.


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Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, including Magisteria: the entangled histories of science and religion (Oneworld, 2023), The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Evolution of the West (SPCK, 2016) and Atheists: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury, 2014). He is host of the podcast Reading Our Times.

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Posted 6 July 2021

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