The Cost of Discipleship: The Story of Gudina Tumsa

Tasgara Hirpo

Article Type: Word and World Lecture Series

Publication Date: 4/1/2005

Issue: American Empire (Vol. 25, No 2, Spring, 2005)

The two 2004-2005 Word & World lectures were part of Luther Seminary's commemoration of the life and work of Gudina Tumsa, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of his martyrdom in Ethiopia. Gudina Tumsa, a Luther Seminary graduate, was influenced by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Tumsa's faithful witness to Christ in the face of oppression has frequently been compared to that of Bonhoeffer. In this first lecture, delivered on November 15, 2004, Tasgara Hirpo describes Gudina's legacy. The second lecture, by Andrew Walls, will appear in a forthcoming issue.

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