SummaryMathematics, music, beauty, emotion, and faith: Rowan Williams reads one of his poems.
“By mathematics we shall come to heaven …”
Rowan Williams is not only a former Archbishop of Canterbury and Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, but also a poet.
Listen to him read and – with equal clarity and grace – explain his poem “Bach for the Cello”.
Simon Smart interviewed Dr Williams in Cambridge in May 2016 as part of CPX’s documentary For the Love of God: How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined (due out 2017).