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Robert Runcie: The Reluctant Archbishop

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This is a biography of the 102nd Archbishop of Canterbury, including Runcie's opinions on major incidents of his tenure and presents a portrait of the man himself and the Church of England today.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published by Hodder & Stoughton (first published July 3rd 1997)
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Mar 05, 2015 Kath rated it really liked it
A very interesting read although coming from a non conformist background I found the accounts of the Anglican clergy training process, attitudes and hierarchy in the hallowed circles quite shocking. Definitely a certain sort of intellectual clique which hopefully is no more.
There were gossipy paragraphs about Terry Waite, Margaret Thatcher and Charles and Diana as well as some foraging inside the Runcies' own marriage.
The style was a little untidy; written as the information was gathered. I fe
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