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Verena Böll, Steven Kaplan, Andreu Martínez d'Alòs-Moner, Evgenia Sokolinskaia (Eds.)
Ethiopia and the Missions
Historical and Anthropological Insights
Reihe: Afrikanische Studien/African Studies
Bd. 25, 2005, 272 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 3-8258-7792-2
Since the sixteenth century, Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity and the indigenous religions of Ethiopia have been confronted with, and influenced by, numerous Catholic and Protestant missions. This book offers historical, anthropological and personal analyses of these encounters. The discussion ranges from the Jesuit debate on circumcision to Oromo Bible translation, from Pentecostalism in Addis Ababa to conversion processes among the Nuer. Juxtaposing past and present, urban and rural, the book breaks new ground in both religious and African studies.