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Reconciliation : the Ubuntu theology of Desmond Tutu

Author: Michael Battle
Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio : Pilgrim Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Reconciliation is Michael 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." "Drawing on a wide range of primary sources,  Read more...
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Named Person: Desmond Tutu; Desmond Tutu; Desmond Tutu
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Battle
ISBN: 0829811583 9780829811582
OCLC Number: 36649555
Description: xvi, 255 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: holding back a tide of violence --
A milk-and-honey land of oppression --
Delicate networks of interdependence --
Filled with the fullness of god --
Inspired by worship and adoration of God --
An African spirituality of passionate concern --
Conclusion: God and a political priest.
Responsibility: Michael Battle ; [foreword by Desmond Tutu].

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"Reconciliation is Michael 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." "Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, including Tutu's unpublished speeches and sermons, as well as many secondary sources, Battle portrays the Nobel Peace Prize winner as a theologian who embraces Anglican orthodoxy and who has consistently applied that framework to issues of race in South Africa. Yet Tutu is much more than a conventional theologian. He is, as Battle shows, not only an articulate preacher and at times an unwilling politician, but a genuinely committed theologian whose deepest roots are in prayer and protest."--Jacket.

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