Reconciliation: The Ubuntu Theology of Desmond Tutu
Author: Michael Battle
|Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong struggle to bring equality, justice, and peace to his native country of South Africa. In 1986, he was elected Archbishop of Cape Town, the highest position in the Anglican Church in Southern Africa. Today Archbishop Tutu chairs the Elders, an independent group of global leaders working to promote the shared interests of humanity. In 2009 Tutu received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor. He is known for his great love for children, as well as his powerful and profound understanding of the message of Jesus Christ. The Archbishop lives in South Africa with his wife, Leah. They have four children and seven grandchildren.|
“Battle’s exposition of Tutu’s theology lets the reader see into the intricate underpinnings of this ubuntu theology….demonstrates how Tutu’s ubuntu theology is rooted in worship.”
—from the Afterword by The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, 26th presiding bishop
of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America
“Will appeal to a broad readership in the academy and the church. Persons interested in social justice issues will find it especially provocative because it speaks volumes about the ways in which conflicting human identities can be approached and addressed in theory and practice. In this age of mounting emphasis on issues of diversity and multiculturalism, a more relevant and timely work is unthinkable.”
—Lewis V. Baldwin, professor of religious studies, Vanderbilt University
Reconciliation is Battle’s highly original analysis of Bishop Tutu’s theology of ubuntu—an African concept recognizing that persons and groups form their identities in relation to one another. This model proved successful in opposing the apartheid racism in South Africa, but it also offers a Christian paradigm for resisting oppression wherever it appears.
Using a wide range of primary sources from Tutu, as well as a number of secondary sources, Battle shows Tutu as not only a dynamic preacher and at times an unwilling politician, but a genuinely committed theologian whose deepest roots are in prayer and protest.
Features: Bibliography, Table of Contents
Physical Info: 0.8" H x 8.4" L x 5.4" W (0.85 lbs) 256 pages
ISBN: 0829818332 EAN: 9780829818338
Publisher: Pilgrim Press
US SRP: 24.00 US
Pub Date: July 01, 2009
Battle is assistant professor of religion at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, and former adjutant to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 1993-94.
Table of Contents
by Desmond Tutu ix
1. Introduction: Holding Back a Tide of Violence 1
2. A Milk-and-Honey Land of Oppression 11
3. Delicate Networks of Interdependence 35
4. Filled with the Fullness of God 54
5. Inspired by Worship and Adoration of God 83
6. An African Spirituality of Passionate Concern 122
7. Conclusion: God and a Political Priest 152
Afterword by Katharine Jefferts Schori 181
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Author: Michael Battle
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Reconciliation is Battle’s highly original analysis of Bishop Tutu’s theology of ubuntu—an African concept recognizing that persons and groups form their identities in relation to one another.
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