Bethlehem Hailu DejeneUp one level
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Institution: Northwestern University
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.