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Very Rev. Michael J. Battle Discusses Themes in ‘Desmond Tutu: A Spiritual Biography of South Africa’s Confessor’

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The Very Rev. Michael Battle discusses the influence of Christian mysticism and Ubuntu theology in the life and work of Desmond Tutu.

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Written by Timothy I. Cho

Timothy Isaiah Cho is Associate Editor at Faithfully Magazine. Timothy’s bylines have appeared in Religion News Service and Reformed Margins, and he has been interviewed for several podcasts including Truth’s Table and Gravity Leadership Podcast. He also runs a personal blog on Medium. He received a Master of Divinity from Westminster Seminary California and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from U.C. Berkeley. Email: timothy.cho (at)

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