TABLE OF CONTENTS
- THE ROLE OF THE ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX TEW AHIDO CHURCH IN DEVELOPMENT, PEACE AND GENDER
A.Development and Peace
B.Peace building and Gender
- THEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS ON DEBT, JUBILEE AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
A. What the Holy Bible Says about Cancellation of Debt and Forgiveness
B.Debt Problem of the South in General and in sub-Saharan African Countries in particular
C.Economic Relations between the Rich North and the Poor South of the Worlds
- THE ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX TEW AHIDO CHURCH WAS THE FOUNDATION OF CHRISTIAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
A.Education and the Educational system in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church Yesterday and Toda
B.Past Experience of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church in Various Spheres of Development
C. Aim and Scope of the Development
2 . THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION
3. PASTORAL CARE
4. MORAL EDUCATION
- THE HISTORIES OF THE MOST VERSATILE ETHIOPIAN SCHOLARS AND THEIR OUTSTANDING WORKS
1. Poem of Getaw Aqabie Seat Kebtie (Time Keeper of the Emperor)
2. Poem of Tsehafie Tezaz Sinoda (Minister of Pen)
3. Poem of Menanie Alem King Tekiehymanot
4. Poem of Getaw Memhir Akale Wold ... .
5. A Poem for Getaw Ras Gugsa Wollie .. .
- THE LIST OF THE BOOKS WRITTEN BY THE PUBLISHER
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; one God Amen.
It is true that Christianity was introduced to Ethiopia in the first century and became the official religion of the country in the fourth century A.D. (Act. 8:37-38).
The introduction of Christianity to Ethiopia brought about a big change in the lives of Ethiopians. The new period was considered as the period of "light" and "peace". The Ethiopians at the same time accepted the Christian era, Which they named "Amete Mihret," the year of mercy. The first Bishop of Ethiopia was Abba Selama Kesate Berhan, meaning "the father of peace and the revealer of light."
Since Christianity became the centre of life in country, it was obvious that the consequence was christianized civilization. Ethiopians are proud of the fact that they accepted Christianity without blood of other religious followers.For this reason, the culture of this country is deeply interwoven with the Gospel and Christian belief.There is a comment expression made by historianst hat if one wants to know more about Ethiopia,the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church (EOTC) is thegate. It is well known fact that the EOTC has a history of about two thousand years. The church has been the oldest teaching institution of both religious and secular education such as Biblical exegesis, commentary, patristic literature, church songs, literature arithmetic, astronomy and medicine. The EOTC still teaches in the monasteries and in the courtyard of every local church and has the freedom to preach anywhere in the country. In this way, saints and monasteries provided tremendous contributions to the growth of religious life and the development of Ethiopian culture.
The EOTC will continue as the most important church with its faithful followers of over 40,000,000, 700,000 clergy and some 35,000 parishes and monasteries in different dioceses.
Therefore, I dare to say that the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido church was and still is the nucleus in the cultural life of Ethiopia.