ETHIOPIAN CHURCH


ETHIOPIAN CHURCH
   the ancient CHRISTIAN CHURCH of Ethiopia which was founded by at least the third century and flourished for centuries as a genuine African expression of CHRISTIANITY cut off from contact with the West through ISLAM.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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