Tutu and Muzorewa in the Footsteps of the Masters: Summary, Conclusion, and Implications
We believe that the government, in its action over recent years, has chosen the path which will lead to violence, bloodshed, and instability.
-- Desmond Tutu, letter to President P. W. Botha, 1988
Whether I am in the best hotel of Oxford or London or New York, or anywhere in the world, . . . I feel a slave in the country of my birth.
-- Abel Muzorewa, 1973
This book has addressed the roles that Bishop Desmond M. Tutu and Bishop Abel T. Muzorewa played in the political transformations of South Africa and Zimbabwe, respectively. It has based that discussion on the work that was done by their predecessors, Bishop E. Trevor Huddleston who served in South Africa from 1943 to 1956, and Bishop Ralph Dodge who served in Zimbabwe from 1956 to 1964. Both Huddleston and Dodge believed profoundly in the prophetic role of the church in seeking an improvement of society in religious, political, social, and economic areas. Both men subscribed to the creed that the church must preach the gospel of the total human being, meaning that it must address human needs in all aspects of life, both spiritual and physical. Huddleston argued that while he would defend the right of the church to take