Desmond Tutu Writing Styles in No Future Without Forgiveness

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Perspective

Archbishop Desmond Tutu's perspective combines those of a pastor and theologian with that of a human rights activist. Tutu has served as an Anglican priest for decades. As a theologian and priest, he has a deeply Christian worldview. He sees the world as fundamentally moral, which is to say that the world is good and that the unjust are eventually stopped and punished or redeemed. He believes that God came to earth as Jesus Christ and demonstrated that all human beings have profound moral worth. Jesus Christ did not make arbitrary distinctions between persons like race, class, and gender to affect or diminish that worth. Tutu stays that those who assert themselves as superiors over others are opposed by God Himself.

Tutu is also an ardent advocate of grace and forgiveness over and above revenge and retribution. While many criticize him for downplaying the importance of justice, Tutu...

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