Church and State in Ethiopia: The Contribution of the Lutheran Understanding of the Community of Grace

Samuel Y. Deressa

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2017

Paired Article (Face to Face): Church and State in Ethiopia: The Contribution of the Lutheran Understanding of the Community of Grace

Issue: Joshua and Judges (Vol. 37, No 3, Summer, 2017)

Ethiopia is in turmoil again, with regional and ethnic tensions causing great suffering for the country. The Christian churches are important parts of Ethiopian society, and a Lutheran theology of community engagement may allow them to find a path towards a constructive engagement with their society.

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