Gospel of Father Joe Revolutions and Revelations in the Slums of Bangkok

ISBN-10: 0470258632
ISBN-13: 9780470258637
Edition: 2008
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Description: Three decades ago in a cordoned-off corner of the developing world an angry Catholic priest armed only with pencil, paper, and crayons, declared a revolution. From a shanty school shared with Buddhists and Muslims in Bangkok's squatter slums, Father  More...

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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/21/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 9.50" wide x 6.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Three decades ago in a cordoned-off corner of the developing world an angry Catholic priest armed only with pencil, paper, and crayons, declared a revolution. From a shanty school shared with Buddhists and Muslims in Bangkok's squatter slums, Father Joe Maier began his advance on abject poverty. Today, his Human Development Foundation and Mercy Centre charity is responsible for thirty-two preschools that have taught more than twenty thousand children how to read and write. Despite the crippling neglect found in impoverishment, he is raising international scholars and injecting a sense of purpose into shantytowns and squatter camps that used to have neither.

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 a number of universities in the USA, Britain and Germany.

Foreword
Prologue
The Crucible
Mustard Seeds
The Joe in the Know
Undeveloped, Unpaved Parallels
Rise of the Underground
Smitten
Where Right Equals Might
Manifest Change
Sticks, Stones, and Bags of Bones
Dead End or Turnaround?
The Sanctity and Sanctimony of Life
Wars on Terror
Religious Medal, Spiritual Mettle
Forged
Any Dream Will Do
The Light
Weapons of Mass Construction
Fruit of the Spirit
Elvis
Devil in the Details
Mercy's Mercy
Slaves of the Economy
Of Mothers, Sons, and Holy Spirit
Home
Acknowledgments
The Author

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