The Life, Works, and Witness of Tsehay Tolessa and Gudina Tumsa, The Ethiopian Bonhoeffer

The Life, Works, and Witness of Tsehay Tolessa and Gudina Tumsa, The Ethiopian Bonhoeffer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506418483
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 06/15/2017
Series: Lutheran Quarterly Books
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Samuel Yonas Deressa holds a PhD in congregational mission and leadership from Luther Seminary. He has served as president of the Foundation for Academic Excellence Ministry, where he gave training on leadership, and as lecturer on African theology and Christian-Muslim relations at Mekane Yesus Seminary in Africa.

Sarah Hinlicky Wilson is visiting research professor at the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, France, and the editor of the theological quarterly Lutheran Forum.

Table of Contents

Gudina Tumsa's Life: An Overview xiii

Foreword: A Remarkable Man and a Remarkable Woman xv

Introduction Sarah Hinlicky Wilson xxvii

Part I Gudina Tumsa's Theological Writings

1 The Church as an Institution, or The Concept of the Church 3

2 Stewardship of the Gospel 11

3 Address to the Board of the Norwegian Missionary Society 19

In Support of the Invitation of the Ethiopian

Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus to the Mission for Assistance: Stjørdal near Trondheim in Norway, August 31, 1968

4 Report on Church Growth in Ethiopia 25

5 On the Interrelation between Proclamation of the Gospel and Human Development 35

6 Report at the Ethiopia Consultation 47

7 Serving the Whole Man: A Responsible Church Ministry and a Flexible International Aid Relationship 61

8 Pastoral Letter: The Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus in the Ethiopian Revolution 71

9 Memorandum: Some Issues Requiring Discussions and Decisions 75

10 The Moratorium Debate and the ECMY 97

11 Unbelief from Historical Perspective, or Kairos 105

12 The Responsibility of the ECMY toward Ecumenical Harmony 113

13 The Role of a Christian in a Given Society 121

Part II Tsehay Tolessa's Story

Preface to In the Fiery Furnace Lensa Gudina 133

In the Fiery Furnace: The Story of Tsehay Tolessa and Gudina Tumsa, the Assassinated General Secretary of the Mekane Yesus Church in Ethiopia Aud Sæverås Tsehay Tolessa 139

Conclusion: The Reception and Expansion of Gudina Tumsa's Legacy in Ethiopia, Africa, and Beyond Samuel Yonas Deressa 231

Appendix: The Church and Ideologies Baro Tumsa 243

Bibliography 251

Subject Index 253

Scripture Index 261

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