One More River to Cross: Black Liberation Theology, Black Preaching, and Unanswered Challenges – an Initial Response
Dr. Allan Aubrey Boesak
Yale Divinity 2017-2018 Beecher lecturer is Allan Aubrey Boesak, who served as Desmond Tutu Chair of Peace, Global Justice, and Reconciliation Studies at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis from 2012 to 2017. Born in 1946, in Kakamas, Northern Cape, South Africa, Rev. Dr. Allan Aubrey Boesak is a theologian, humanitarian, prolific author and tireless advocate for social justice. Since gaining international acclaim for his doctoral dissertation, “Farewell to Innocence,” nearly four decades ago, Boesak has emerged as one of the world’s preeminent authorities on liberation theology.
Boesak studied at the University of Western Cape and earned his doctorate in theology from the Protestant Theological University in Kampen, the Netherlands. His early activism and service led to international recognition as an influential leader in the fight against apartheid. During the 1980s he worked alongside Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela to lead efforts against apartheid and promote reconciliation.
A prolific writer, Boesak has authored 17 books, and edited or co-edited four, in addition to publishing numerous articles on theology and politics.