This book has been highly recommended by Fr Chad Boulton OSB. and is The Grange Book of the Month.
The back of the book reads:-
The wound of knowledge is a penetrating psychological and intellectual analysis of Christian spirituality from the New Testament to St John of the Cross.
Rowan Williams takes us with a new eye along a road marked out by Paul, John, Ignatius, Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Athanasius, Basil, Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine and finally to Luther and St John of the Cross.
'It is the intractable strangeness of the ground of belief that must constantly be allowed to challenge the fixed assumptions of religiosity: it is a given, whose question to each age is fundamentally one and the same. And the greatness of the great Christian saints lies in their readiness to be questioned, judged, stripped naked and left speechless by that which lies at the centre of their faith.'
Rowan Williams was Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 to 2012, and is now Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.