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'Journeys in African Zion' contains the 2008 and 2009 Duda Chair in Religion Lectures at Concordia College--New York, with photography by the author, a Professor of Religion, Greek, and Humanities. The first section, "Ethiopian Timkat: the Power of Ritual Remembrance," explores the Ethiopian festival of Timkat (the Epiphany, Baptism of Christ), with its unique rites and ceremonies. The second part, '"I will Pay My Vows': the Ethiopian Pilgrimage to Kulubi," elucidates the pilgrimage of 300,000 to the church of St. Gabriel the Archangel, the fulfillment of vows, and the baptism of a thousand infants. The author spent five weeks in Ethiopia researching these topics.


About the Author

Patrick Bayens
Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Greek, Liturgy, and Humanities at Concordia College--New York (Bronxville, NY); Ph.D. in Religious Studies (Marquette University), M.A. in Art History (University of Kentucky), M.Div. (Concordia Theological Seminary). Ordained member of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod.

Publish Date  May 29, 2009

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  80 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Religion & Spirituality

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