Abstract

At the height of the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu confessed that he was confused about which Bible people were reading when they said that religion and politics do not mix. The Archbishop was right: religion and politics do mix, no matter what hardened secularists might assert about a public sphere free from religion. The more important questions to ask are, ‘what kind of religion and what kind of politics?’
Original languageEnglish
JournalOpen Democracy
StatePublished - 29 May 2017

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Desmond Tutu
Apartheid
Bible
Public sphere
South Africa

Keywords

  • Political Theology
  • Religion and Politics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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'Desmond Tutu Was Right'. / Shannahan, Christopher.

In: Open Democracy, 29.05.2017.

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Shannahan, Christopher / 'Desmond Tutu Was Right'.

In: Open Democracy, 29.05.2017.

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