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Books About Ethiopia

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Music and the Protestant Church in Ethiopia

By Yonas Gorfe

This book is about controversy of zefen (secular music) and mezmur (spiritual music) in the Protestant Church in Ethiopia. Owing to the inappropriate translation of Galatians 5: 19-22, in which the Amharic Bible deviates from any other translation (including the Greek), the musician in the Ethiopian Protestant Church is painted as a professional destined for eternal doom.

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