The course is focussed on the evolving theological work of a former archbishop of Canterburry and one of the most important British theologians, Rowan Williams. After an introductory lecture the seminars will consist in reading extracts from his works, as they chronologically evolved, starting with his unpublished doctorate on Vladimir Lossky, till the most recent works, like The Edge of Words, or Faith in the Public Square. While reading and commenting on extracts from various books by Williams, the following two themes will be followed: What does it mean to be human; and How can we treat transcendence as transcendence.