The Eastern Christian tradition is filled with theological and spiritual riches.
With compelling and illuminating insight, Rowan Williams shows the cost of living in a culture that is theologically and philosophically undernourished, working with a diminished and trivialized picture of the human self. The Eastern tradition teaches us how to develop our self-knowledge and awareness, so that we can relate to the world without selfish illusions. Only then can we be ready for our eyes to be opened to God, and avoid destructive patterns of behaviour.
Only in this way can we understand the kind of people we need to become.