Michael Battle

A Little Bit About Michael Battle

Recently appointed as Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center at General Theological Seminary in New York, the Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D. has an undergraduate degree from Duke University, received his master’s of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, a master’s of Sacred Theology from Yale University and a PhD in theology and ethics, also from Duke University.

Featured Publication

Heaven on Earth: God’s Call to Community in the Book of Revelation

Michael Battle offers a unique, alternate look at the book of Revelation in Heaven on Earth: God’s Call to Community in the Book of Revelation. Battle contends that Revelation is a hopeful call to bring heaven on earth, not a frightening vison of the end times. He presents Revelation as a guide that can show us how to live in community with one another. To order, click here.

Praise for Heaven on Earth:
“Michael invites the reader into the birthing process of heaven on earth. As with any birth, we must move through pain and struggle toward the life that God continues to create.”
—Desmond Tutu

“In the hands of Michael Battle, [Revelation] becomes a source of encouragement and challenge for building community in a world in global crisis. Michael writes with passion, insight, a wry humour, and clarity.”
—John W. de Gruchy, Emeritus, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Heaven on Earth

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  • Tutu Travel Seminar Taught by Michael Battle

    Tutu Travel Seminar Taught by Michael Battle

    Walk with Archbishop Tutu South African Travel Seminar Course January 11-18, 2017 • $2400.00 (Airfare not included) The General Theological Seminary and the Desmond Tutu Center present a Travel Seminar …Read More >>
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