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Vol.9(4), pp. 34-40 , April 2017
ISSN: 2141-6672

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Introduction of evangelical Christianity in Oromia: The five major expeditions

Wake Jeo Gerbi
  • Wake Jeo Gerbi
  • Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, NO-0315 Oslo, Norway
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 Received: 25 December 2015  Accepted: 25 April 2016  Published: 30 April 2017

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This study tried to discuss the introduction of Evangelical Christianity in Oromia in five major expeditions attempts that foreign and local missionaries have made to reach the Oromo people with Gospel. To this end, the necessary information were collected from written documents related to the topic, and then chronologically ordered and narrated. As discussed in this article, the Western missionaries had given much weight to evangelizing the Oromo because they thought it would help them to reach the whole African continent through the Oromo. So, they paid great sacrifices to reach this nation. In this regard, the local Oromo missionaries who were Christianized earlier had played a leading role in the expeditions. Despite the enormous difficulties they encountered, the missionaries endeavored selflessly and enthusiastically to reach the Oromo. Then the Gospel torch that was kindled at Karkaroo in Boojjii of Wallaga province radiated to various parts of Oromia in particular and Ethiopia as a whole. 


Key terms: Evangelical christianity, Oromia, Ethiopia, Western missionaries.

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APA Gerbi, W. J. (2017). Introduction of evangelical Christianity in Oromia: The five major expeditions. African Journal of History and Culture, 9(4), 34-40.
Chicago Wake Jeo Gerbi. "Introduction of evangelical Christianity in Oromia: The five major expeditions." African Journal of History and Culture 9, no. 4 (2017): 34-40.
MLA Wake Jeo Gerbi. "Introduction of evangelical Christianity in Oromia: The five major expeditions." African Journal of History and Culture 9.4 (2017): 34-40.

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