(The Archbishop of Canterbury, that is, not the guy who plays “Mr. Bean.”) Here’s a sample lecture, which seems reasonably representative:
The media focus on controversies involving such tangential subjects as homosexuality, sharia law, and his beard. (Uh, those are three different controversies, by the way!) Basically His Grace is politically a leftist (written pro-gay articles, arrested once for an anti-war protest) but flirted with (very hidebound) Orthodox Christianity, whose spiritual traditions he seems to admire, and really does believe in some of the impossible stuff, like the resurrection. As archbishop he comes across as more centrist (affirming women priests, but not inviting Gene Robinson to Lambeth in hopes of placating anti-gay evangelicals) and trying to hold the Anglican Communion together when elements are threatening to split. (I personally think they should split.) Anyway, he seems like a likeable guy, and writes very intelligently and well.
I am also an admirer of his co-religionist John Shelby Spong, an American bishop whose books famously call into question such basic Christian beliefs as the resurrection, or the efficacy of prayer. The two have carried on an interesting discussion over the years. Williams apparently complained that Spong had trouble believing that Williams could actually believe in such things.
I do realize that this sort of controversy will strike a substantial segment of our reading audience as about as cogent as a corresponding debate among Scientologists.