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Understanding religion and social change in Ethiopia : towards a hermeneutic of covenant

Author: Mohammed Girma
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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"Social and political history of Ethiopia has proven, time and again, that abrupt change did not suit the cultural nature of its society. The reason is that Ethiopia is an ancient society anchored in religiously laden value system. As a result, the ready-made changes tailored by the political entrepreneurs with no participation of the grassroots did not suit social memory of the mass. Instead of sudden rapture, this  Read more...
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Girma, Mohammed.
Understanding religion and social change in Ethiopia.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(DLC) 2012019332
(OCoLC)792880386
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mohammed Girma
ISBN: 9781137269423 1137269421 9781283947480 128394748X 9781349443932 134944393X
OCLC Number: 822223375
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 219 pages)
Contents: Preface --
List of Abbreviations --
General Introduction --
One The Hermeneutic of 'Wax and Gold' --
Two The Hermeneutic of Demystification --
Three The Hermeneutic of Compartmentalization --
Four Toward a New Hermeneutic of Covenant --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Mohammed Girma.

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Religiosity is one aspect without which Ethiopian society cannot be fully understood. This book aims to map out the terrain of the discourse in religion-social change nexus in Ethiopian using the  Read more...

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