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Bethlehem Hailu Dejene

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Location: Chicago, IL, USA

Institution: Northwestern University

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My dissertation topic examines the 'revivalist' or 'renewal' movement within the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church. I relate this 'renewal' or 'revivalism' to the effects of a rapidly growing Pentecostal/charismatic Christian movement in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The main frame of my analysis is the practice of exorcism and the discourse that surrounds exorcism and spirit possession.