Friday, March 18, 2016

Ethiopian Jewish Scholar Ephraim Isaac on the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church


Ephraim Isaac discussed his book about the history of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and also that of Christianity as a whole in Ethiopia on July 17, 2014, at the U.S. Library of Congress. Not only are there strong Biblical Hebraic elements in the theology, political theory, and liturgical calendar of the Ethiopian Church but there is also a strong influence from Beta Israel and Ethiopian Jews. Besides these Ethiopian Jews and of course, the Orthodox Ethiopians and a few Protestant and Roman Catholic Ethiopian Christians, there are in Ethiopia also very large numbers of Muslims and various native beliefs.  

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