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The Scripture of Their Lives

Stories of Mission Companions Today

The Scripture of Their Lives( )
Foreword by: Tutu, Desmond
Author: Presler, Jane Butterfield
Publication Date:Apr 2006
Publisher:Church Publishing, Incorporated
Imprint:Morehouse Publishing
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

Over the centuries, Christians from all cultures and walks of life have responded with generosity to Jesus' command to make disciples of all nations. Here in The Scripture of Their Lives, readers will find vignettes of twenty-two Episcopal missionaries who have helped spread the gospel around the globe. The story of each missionary illustrates one of the principles of emerging mission theology, as outlined by the Episcopal Church. Not only do they show the...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Religious
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.346 x 5.616 x 0.125 Inches
Book Weight:0.396 Pounds
Author Biography
Presler, Jane Butterfield (Foreword 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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