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The evangelical movement in Ethiopia : resistance and resilience /
Tibebe Eshete.
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Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2009.
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xiv, 480 p.
ISBN
9781602580022 (hardback : alk. paper)
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imprint
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2009.
isbn
9781602580022 (hardback : alk. paper)
contents note
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church -- The Evangelical Church in Ethiopia -- The Pentecostal Church -- The Ethiopian Revolution (1974-1990).
catalogue key
6534141
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A comprehensive and compelling story of the history of twentieth century evangelical movements in Ethiopia.
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A pathbreaking analysis of the meaning and impact of the growth of evangelical Christianity in Ethiopia. -James C. McCann, Professor of History, Boston University
This story is a triumph of historical scholarship. -Joel A. Carpenter, Provost of Calvin College
This thoroughly researched book provides invaluable information regarding Ethiopian evangelical movements. -Amy DeRogatis, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Michigan State University
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In this sweeping history, Tibebe Eshete presents his view of Ethiopian Christianity. Combining existing scholarship with original interviews and archival research, he demonstrates that the vernacular nature of the Ethiopian church played a critical role in the development of a state church.
Main Description
In this sweeping history, Tibebe Eshete presents a new view of Ethiopian Christianity. Synthesising existing scholarship with original interviews and archival research, he demonstrates that the vernacular nature of the Ethiopian church played a critical role in the development of a state church. He also traces the effects of the political on the religious: the growth of other "counter-cultural" movements in 1960s Ethiopia, such as renewal movements, youth discontentment, and the Marxist regime (under which the church still flourished). This strikingly authentic work refutes the thesis that evangelicalism was imported. Instead, Eshete shows, it was a genuine indigenous response to cultural pressures.
Main Description
In this sweeping history, Tibebe Eshete presents a new view of Ethiopian Christianity. Synthesizing existing scholarship with original interviews and archival research, he demonstrates that the vernacular nature of the Ethiopian church played a critical role in the development of a state church. He also traces the effects of the political on the religious: the growth of other acounter-culturala movements in 1960s Ethiopia, such as renewal movements, youth discontentment, and the Marxist regime (under which the church still flourished). This strikingly authentic work refutes the thesis that evangelicalism was imported. Instead, Eshete shows, it was a genuine indigenous response to cultural pressures.
Main Description
In this sweeping history, Tibebe Eshete presents a new view of Ethiopian Christianity. Synthesizing existing scholarship with original interviews and archival research, he demonstrates that the vernacular nature of the Ethiopian church played a critical role in the development of a state church. He also traces the effects of the political on the religious: the growth of other "counter-cultural" movements in 1960s Ethiopia, such as renewal movements, youth discontentment, and the Marxist regime (under which the church still flourished). This strikingly authentic work refutes the thesis that evangelicalism was imported. Instead, Eshete shows, it was a genuine indigenous response to cultural pressures.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church
From the Early Church to Early Modernityp. 15
The Challenge of Modernity and the Need for Reformp. 37
The Evangelical Church in Ethiopia
The First Three Centuries of Reformed Missionsp. 65
The War Years and the Restoration (1936-1959)p. 85
Postwar Mission Impulsesp. 103
Keys to Postwar Growthp. 125
The Pentecostal Church
The 1960s Rise of Pentecostalismp. 145
Independence and Persecutionp. 169
The Ethiopian Revolution (1974-1990)
The Political Seeds of Revolutionp. 193
Early Church-State Relations under Communist Rulep. 209
Ecumenism and Flexibilityp. 231
Underground "Free" Space and Lay Leadershipp. 253
The Commitment Factor and the Role of Resistance in Church Growthp. 273
Evangelical Christianity and the Legacy of the Revolutionp. 301
Conclusionp. 309
Literature Review and Commentary on Sourcesp. 317
List of Informantsp. 331
Profiles of Selected Informantsp. 339
Notesp. 365
Glossaryp. 441
Bibliographyp. 449
Indexp. 471
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