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- DescriptionEuropean, t the least Scandinavian, mission societies have played an important role in shaping modern Ethiopia and Eritrea. In spite of this the long-term impact on Ethiopian society by European missions has t yet received much attention. The predominance of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in society and nation makes Ethiopia an exception in the history of European missions, and raises questions of an ecumenical character, which need more attention. Present tension in Ethiopia between Orthodox and Evangelicals, and the tendency to identifiy Christian affiliation with ethnic identity, contribute to make this an urgent matter. The present volume presents the papers delivered at a symposium on these questions held at Lund University in August 1996. They include discussions on the justification of foreign missionary activity in a country already Christian, the impact of the Catholic missionary enterprise of the 16th and 17th centuries, the colonial context of late 19th century missionary activity, the impact of the Europeans on social and intellectual developments, the struggle of the Ethiopian Catholics for an Ethiopian identity in the face of latinization and colonial interests and the question of European influence on structure and leadership in the Evangelical Churches.
- Author BiographyThe Editors: Getatchew Haile is Regents Professor of Medieval Studies and Cataloguer of Ethiopian Manuscripts at the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota (USA). He is a member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and former Associate Professor of Ethiopian Languages and Literature at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Aasulv Lande is Professor of Missiology and Ecumenical Theology at the Faculty of Theology, Lund University, Sweden. He is of Norwegian background and has taught as Lutheran Lecturer at the then Mission Department of the Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham. His particular research field is the history and theology of interfaith encounters. Samuel Rubenson is Associate Professor of Church History at the Faculty of Theology, Lund University. He was born and brought up in Ethiopia and has studied in Germany and Egypt. His fields of research are Patristics and the History and Theology of Oriental Christianity.
- PublisherPeter Lang GmbH
- Date of Publication01/05/1998
- SubjectChristianity: General
- Series TitleStudies in the Intercultural History of Christianity
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 110
- Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
- Country of PublicationGermany
- First Published1998
- ImprintPeter Lang GmbH
- Weight300 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Edited byGetatchew Haile,etc.
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