The Evangelical Movement in Ethiopia

The Evangelical Movement in Ethiopia

Resistance and Resilience

Studies in World Christianity

by Tibebe Eshete

494 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781481307086
  • Published: December 2017

$49.95

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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.