Forgiveness, reconciliation and justice á la Desmond Tutu

Show simple item record Meiring, Piet (Pieter Gerhard Jacobus), 1941- 2023-03-28T07:32:14Z 2023-03-28T07:32:14Z 2022-12-14
dc.description.abstract In the eyes of many, chairing the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was the crowning contribution of Archbishop Desmond Tutu to his country, and to the world at large. Against the backdrop of his role leading the TRC, chairing the many victims’ hearings and guiding the amnesty proceedings, the article focuses on Tutu’s views on forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice. The TRC operated within the mandates given to it by the South African parliament, but Tutu with his theological background, strong views, and dynamic personality put his own stamp on the truth and reconciliation process in South Africa. The role of religion in establishing truth and working towards justice, forgiveness, and reconciliation was controversial, but for the former Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, it was inconceivable to embark on the journey of reconciliation without faith in Jesus Christ, the ultimate Reconciler. en_US
dc.description.department Science of Religion and Missiology en_US
dc.description.librarian am2023 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Meiring, P.G.J. 2022, 'Forgiveness, reconciliation and justice á la Desmond Tutu', Acta Theologica, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 86-103, doi : 10.18820/23099089/actat. v42i2.8. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.18820/23099089/actat. v42i2.8
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of the Free State en_US
dc.rights © Creative Commons With Attribution (CC-BY). en_US
dc.subject Desmond Tutu en_US
dc.subject Reconciliation en_US
dc.subject Justice en_US
dc.subject Versoening en_US
dc.subject Geregtigheid en_US
dc.subject desmond en_US
dc.title Forgiveness, reconciliation and justice á la Desmond Tutu en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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