Afework Hailu Beyene completed his PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). Prior to that, he studied at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (EGST) and the Institute of Ethiopian Studies (Addis Ababa University). Currently he is a lecturer in History of Christianity at EGST.
This monograph traces how ‘Jewish’ elements were introduced into and disseminated throughout the Ethiopian Orthodox Täwaḥədo Church through a series of multi-layered, socio-politico-cultural processes. Drawing on historical and literary evidence, Afework tracks the incorporation of Jewish features into the Ethiopian Orthodox Church from pre-Aksumite Christianity, before the fourth century, through the sixteenth century.
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