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.

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Ubuntu I in You and You in me

As defined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed. The African spiritual principle of Ubuntu offers believers a new and radical way of reading the Gospel and understanding the heart of the Christian faith, and this new book explores the meaning and utility of Ubuntu as applied to Western philosophies, faith, and lifestyles.

Ubuntu in You and You In Me

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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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