Reconciliation | The Ubuntu Theology of Desmond Tutu, Revised & Updated (Battle)
Studying Desmond Tutu
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.
About the Author
Michael Battle is provost and canon theologian of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and was adjutant to Archbishop Desmond Tutu from 1993 to 1994. Battle earned his Ph.D. from Duke University and his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Christian non-violence, human spirituality, and African Church studies.
Paperback: 256 pages (5.5 x 8.5 in.)