Desmond Tutu: A Spiritual Biography (Part I)
Our guest is the Rev. Michael Battle, PhD. Dr. Battle joins us to discuss his book, ‘Desmond Tutu: A Spiritual Biography of South Africa's Confessor.’
The Rev. Michael Battle is the 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 of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, a Master of Sacred Theology from Yale University and a PhD in theology and ethics, also from Duke University. He was ordained a priest by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 1993. Battle’s clergy experience, in addition to his current church work, includes serving as vicar at St. Titus Episcopal Church in Durham, NC, rector at Church of Our Saviour, in San Gabriel, California; rector at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, Raleigh, N.C.; and interim rector or associate priest with other churches in North Carolina and in Cape Town, South Africa.