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Michael Battle

Michael Battle has studied at Notre Dame, Princeton, Yale, and Duke (Ph.D. 1995). He is, since 1999, assistant professor of Spirituality and Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School, and Episcopal priest at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, Raleigh. In addition to many contributions to books and journals, he is the author of two books on Desmond Tutu, including Reconciliation: The Ubuntu Theology of Desmond Tutu and The Wisdom of Desmond Tutu. Desmond Tutu performed several rites of passage for Michael and his family, including his ordination into the Anglican priesthood, the marriage ceremony for Michael and Raquel at the Olympic Village in Atlanta, and the baptism of their daughters, Sage and Bliss.