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Williams, Charles Walter Stansby
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(Sep 20, 1886, Holloway, London – May 15, 1945, Oxford), British writer, critic, and theologian. Williams gave voice to his Christian faith and his reflections on good and evil and the relationship between human beings and God in a wide range of media: not only in meditative poetry but between 1936 and 1941 in a verse drama about T. Cranmer, the English archbishop of Canterbury, who was burned as a heretic in 1556, as well as covertly in studies of the traditional king Arthur poetry: Taliessin through Logres (1938) and The Region of the Summer Stars (1944). Besides his work…

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Meller, Horst, “Williams, Charles Walter Stansby”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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