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  • Published: 3 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781846042645
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99
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God Is Not A Christian




A collection of key speeches, sermons and lectures from the career of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is no stranger to controversy. From racism and social injustice, to the threat of AIDS, the continuing crisis in the Middle East and the importance today of 'ubuntu' (the concept of shared humanity), the Archbishop expresses his views powerfully and honestly, showing how faith and politics are inextricably linked. A forceful opponent of apartheid and later a compelling leader of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 and has remained a leading campaigner for human rights ever since. In 2009, he was awarded the highest civilian award in the United States, the Presidential Medal, by Barack Obama.

This collection brings together some of the Archbishop's key speeches, sermons, lectures and exchanges from the past three decades, charting the trajectory of his extraordinary career and showing why he remains one of the world's best-loved and most outspoken religious figures. Edited by John Allen, a journalist and former aide of the Archbishop, God is Not a Christian reveals Archbishop Desmond Tutu in his own words.

  • Pub date: 3 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781846042645
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Authors

Desmond Tutu

Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Southern Africa, became a prominent leader in the crusade for justice and racial reconciliation in South Africa. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information please visit tutu.org.za.

John Allen

First working as a journalist in South Africa, and then as Tutu's press secretary, John Allen was invited to join the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as Director of Communications in 1995. Next he joined the Archbishop's staff when he taught in Atlanta for two years. Thus he has had a unique opportunity to observe his subject at first hand and is being given complete access to the Archbishop's personal and public files. Already he has been granted a rare one-on-one interview with Mandela for the book. He lives in South Africa.


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