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Title:Themes and methods in the study of conversion in Ethiopia: a review essay
Author:Kaplan, StevenISNI
Year:2004
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa
Volume:34
Issue:3
Pages:373-392
Language:English
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:religious conversion
Christianity
Islam
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/1581551.pdf
Abstract:For generations, scholars have worked to deepen the understanding of conversion to both Orthodox Christianity and Islam in the Ethiopian highlands. Modern Islam, Evangelical Christianity and the religious histories of the peoples of southern Ethiopia are only a few of the topics that have benefited from scholarship during the past decade. This paper surveys this literature in order to uncover some of the major themes that emerge in the study of conversion in this region. The paper is organized thematically and looks at types and patterns of conversions, missionaries and other carriers of new faiths, motivations, and conversion rituals. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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