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Allen, John 1952-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 88 publications in 5 languages and 4,105 library holdings
Genres: Sermons  Biography  Quotations  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by John Allen
The rainbow people of God : the making of a peaceful revolution by Desmond Tutu( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the twenty-seven years of Nelson Mandela's imprisonment, Desmond Tutu served as the embodiment of hope for all the oppressed people of South Africa. Deprived of the right to vote (and virtually every other civil right), South Africa's people of color found their beloved archbishop to be a constant source of strength and courage in the wearing, year-in, year-out battle against the consummate evil of apartheid. So successful was Tutu in his great work that he became, as Nelson Mandela tells us in his Foreword, "public enemy number one." Here is the extraordinarily inspiring story of Desmond Tutu's decades-long struggle as the dedicated spokesman for one of the most important liberation movements of modern times, the anti-apartheid movement - as told by John Allen, the courageous journalist who became the archbishop's media secretary. Woven into the astonishing tapestry of narrative are Tutu's speeches, letters, and sermons - the thrilling addresses that have made him not only a symbol of hope for his own people but a focus for justice, peace, and reconciliation throughout the world. With a clarity of pitch born out of decades of experience, Tutu shows us all how to move forward with honesty and compassion to build a newer and more humane world. For, as he says, "We can only be human in fellowship, in community ... in Peace." Here is a guidebook that has universal resonance, a how-to book on accomplishing a revolution, one that ends with South Africa's first free election, in which Desmond Tutu, at the age of sixty-two, is permitted to vote for the first time in his life! But here is a revolution that, as the archbishop explains, ends not in mere victory, but in peace and reconciliation for all the Rainbow People of God
God is not a Christian : and other provocations by Desmond Tutu( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of Desmond Tutu's most historic and controversial speeches and writings, we witness his unique career of provoking the powerful and confronting the world in order to protect the oppressed, the poor, and other victims of injustice. Renowned first for his courageous opposition to apartheid in South Africa, he and his ministry soon took on international dimensions. Rooted in his faith and in the values embodied in the African spirit of ubuntu, Tutu's uncompromising vision of a shared humanity has compelled him to speak out, even in the face of violent opposition and virulent criticism, against political injustice and oppression, religious fundamentalism, and the persecution of minorities. Tutu's hopeful, timeless messages become increasingly necessary and powerful with each passing year. Arranged by theme and introduced with historical context by Tutu's biographer, John Allen.--From publisher description
Desmond Tutu : rabble-rouser for peace, the authorized biography by John Allen( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Desmond Tutu by Desmond Tutu( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebel voor de vrede : de geautoriseerde biografie van Desmond Tutu by John Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levensbeschrijving van de Zuid-Afrikaanse, anglicaanse aartsbisschop en Nobelprijswinnaar, bekend door zijn strijd tegen apartheid
Apartheid South Africa : an insider's view of the origin and effects of separate development by John Allen( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Speaking from firsthand knowledge and with an intimate understanding of the situation, the author takes us beyond the media hype that so dominated Western television screens to answer some of the most vital questions concerning the apartheid era ... bringing to light little known facts concerning historical detail and providing the reader with eyewitness accounts of day-to-day life in one of the most dangerous countries in the world". (back cover)
The rainbow people of God : a spiritual journey from apartheid to freedom by Desmond Tutu( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onze overwinning op de apartheid : de geschiedenis van onze bittere strijd tegen discriminatie in Zuid-Afrika by Desmond Tutu( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Dutch and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloemlezing van brieven, toespraken en preken van de Zuidafrikaanse aartsbisschop, fel bestrijder van de Apartheid
Dios no es cristiano : y otras provocaciones by Desmond Tutu( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tutu zhuan by John Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Nobel laureate and spiritual father Desmond Tutu, focusing on his efforts to promote peace in South Africa by confronting South African leaders, leading peaceful demonstrations, and seeking international disinvestment in the apartheid economy
Factors affecting the attendence of economically disadvantaged citizens in Illinois public community colleges by John Allen( )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabble-rouser for peace : the authorized biography of Desmond Tutu by John Allen( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a slight, sickly black boy, living at the margins of South African society, who grew up to be a towering figure of moral power, religious significance, and political impact - one of the very few great human beings of our age
Kampen för Sydafrikas befrielse 1976-1994 by Desmond Tutu( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rättvisans rebell : Desmond Tutu - en biografi by John Allen( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God is not a Christian : and other provocations by Desmond Tutu( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Arranged by theme, these speeches and writings of Bishop Desmond Tutu take readers from the violent apartheid clashes in South Africa to the healing work of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee; from Trafalgar Square after the fall of the Berlin Wall to a national broadcast commemorating the legacy of Nelson Mandela; from Ireland's Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin to a basketball stadium in Luanda, Angola. Some descriptions of violence. c2011
God is not a Christian speaking truth in times of crisis by Desmond Tutu( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Arranged by theme, these speeches and writings of Bishop Desmond Tutu take readers from the violent apartheid clashes in South Africa to the healing work of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee; from Trafalgar Square after the fall of the Berlin Wall to a national broadcast commemorating the legacy of Nelson Mandela; from Ireland's Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin to a basketball stadium in Luanda, Angola. Some descriptions of violence. 2011
 
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The rainbow people of God : the making of a peaceful revolution
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Allen, John

Allen, John Patrick, 1952-

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God is not a Christian : and other provocationsDesmond Tutu : rabble-rouser for peace, the authorized biographyApartheid South Africa : an insider's view of the origin and effects of separate developmentThe rainbow people of God : a spiritual journey from apartheid to freedom