CURA Colloquium

In the diverse nation-state of Ethiopia, people continue to deal with the benefits and challenges of interacting cultures, faiths, and languages. This chapter focuses on Bible translation for Protestant Christian – and ʿajamī writing for Muslims – in Oromo polities being incorporated into the Ethiopian Empire as sites where Oromo people adopted universalizing faiths on their own terms. I plan on bringing these literary adaptations into conversation with other forms of conversion, including adoption into a family (guddifacha), adoption into a clan (moggaasaa), and baptism. Reading the paper in advance is required. Email cura@bu.edu for your copy. Co-sponsored by the School of Theology.

When 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Friday, September 22, 2023
Building Pardee School of Global Studies, 154 Bay State Road
Room 2nd floor (Eilts Room)
Contact Name Elizabeth Amrien
Phone 617-358-0919
Contact Email cura@bu.edu
Contact Organization Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs: CURA
Fees Free
Speakers Ethan Key, PhD Candidate, History, Boston University