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Understanding religion and social change in Ethiopia : towards a hermeneutic of covenant / Mohammed Girma.

Mohammed Girma

New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

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  • Title:
    Understanding religion and social change in Ethiopia : towards a hermeneutic of covenant / Mohammed Girma.
  • Author: Mohammed Girma
  • Subjects: Religion -- Influence; Social change -- Ethiopia; Religion and politics -- Ethiopia; RELIGION / Comparative Religion; RELIGION / General; RELIGION / Religion, Politics & State; Ethiopia -- Religion;
    Dewey: 200.963
  • Publication Details: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
  • Language: English
  • Description: Summary: "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 calls for the continuity of some elements of traditional values. This study therefore aims to use the metaphor of covenant thinking as a hermeneutical tool that can be used as medium to negotiate change and transition without fear of risking cultural identity"--
  • Identifier: ISBN 9781137269416 (hbk.) : £58.00; ISBN 1137269413 (hbk.) : £58.00; BNB GBB288308; System number: 016162762
  • Notes: Formerly CIP.
  • Physical Description: xxi, 219 p. ; 23 cm.

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