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Offline feven

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Social Structure of the Ethiopian Church
« on: July 12, 2005, 11:46:56 AM »
http://tezeta.org/content/view/40/1/

Is he mistating the church's position re: Monophysite vs. Miaphysite issues?
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Re: Social Structure of the Ethiopian Church
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2005, 08:17:32 PM »
Thanks for the interesting article.  I haven't finished it, but from a brief reading of the first few parts, it seems he does mis-state the position of the Orthodox (Oriental) Church on this matter. 
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Re: Social Structure of the Ethiopian Church
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2005, 10:41:24 PM »
I found it interesting too.  I've only read about 1/3 of it.  My question is, when was this position clarified?  Is it recent?  It's perhaps understandable that some Non-Oriental Orthodox people misinterpret miaphysitism.  But it's a bit disturbing that there are Ethiopians who mis-state the church's position.

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Re: Social Structure of the Ethiopian Church
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2005, 05:40:36 AM »
I'm the owner of the site tezeta.org. The article came out originally in 1972 in the magazine "Ethiopia Observer", it may be interesting to engage the author in this discussion...
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