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Peace

The Words and Inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi

Peace( )
Introduction by: Tutu, Desmond
Author: Ghandi, Mahatma
ISBN:978-1-59842-242-9
Publication Date:May 2007
Publisher:Blue Mountain Arts Incorporated
Imprint:Blue Mountain Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Details
Pages:95
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
History / Asia / India & South Asia
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.56 x 7.32 x 0.69 Inches
Book Weight:0.75 Pounds
Author Biography
Ghandi, Mahatma (Introduction by)
Desmond Tutu was born October 7, 1931 in Klerksdorp, Transvaal, South Africa. He attended Johannesburg Bantu High School. After leaving school he trained first as a teacher at Pretoria Bantu Normal College and graduated in 1954 from the University of South Africa.

After three years as a high school teacher he began to study theology, and was ordained as a priest in 1960. From 1962 to 1966 Tutu devoted his time to further theological study in England at King's College, eventually earning a Master's of Theology. From 1967 to 1972 he taught theology in South Africa before returning to England for three years as the assistant director of a theological institute in London. In 1975 he was appointed Dean of St. Mary's Cathedral in Johannesburg, the first black to hold that position. From 1976 to 1978 he was Bishop of Lesotho, and in 1978 became the first black General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches.

Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize on October 15, 1984 for his role in the opposition to apartheid in South Africa. He was then elected Archbishop of Cape Town in April of 1986, the highest position in the South African Anglican Church. Tutu is also an honorary doctor of various universities in the USA, Britain and Germany.

He is the author of the best seller, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, with the Dalai Lama XIV and Douglas Carlton Abrams.

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