Reconciliation: The Ubuntu Theology of Desmond Tutu

Reconciliation: The Ubuntu Theology of Desmond Tutu

by Michael Jesse Battle
     
 

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 apartheid in South Africa, and it also offers a Christian paradigm for resisting oppression wherever it appears.

Using a wide range

See more details below

Overview

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 apartheid in South Africa, and 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780829818338
Publisher:
Pilgrim Press, The/United Church Press
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1Introduction: Holding Back a Tide of Violence1
2A Milk-and-Honey Land of Oppression11
3Delicate Networks of Interdependence35
4Filled with the Fullness of God54
5Inspired by Worship and Adoration of God83
6An African Spirituality of Passionate Concern123
7Conclusion: God and a Political Priest154
Notes183
Bibliography217

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >