Title

The Ethiopian Messianic Jewish Movement of Israel: An Evaluative Study for Growth and Sustainability

Publication Date

12-2015

Abstract

The journey of immigration and integration of the Ethiopian Jews of Israel is a remarkable story. From traditional society and Torah-based Judaism in Ethiopia to high-tech society and Rabbinic Judaism in Israel, the gap is the largest in Israeli pluralistic society. The results are often low socio-economic status, family crisis, and discrimination. A sub-group of the Ethiopian Jews is the Ethiopian Messianic Jews of Israel, whose identity is further compounded by their faith in Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah. This research investigates the background and growth of their congregations in the missiological context of Israel. The research also investigates the integration levels of their leaders and how this affects the congregations, and draws conclusions regarding the movement’s sustainability for the future.

Mentor: Judith Lingenfelter

Degree Name

Doctor of Intercultural Studies (DIS)

First Advisor

Lingenfelter, Judith

Document Type

Dissertation

Keywords

Jews, Ethiopian; Israel; Messianic Judaism; Jewish Christians

Disciplines

Missions and World Christianity

Comments

Public Access: If you attend a college or university, you may be granted access for free through your school library subscription to ProQuest Theses & Dissertations. Copies may be available for purchase via ProQuest Dissertations Publishing https://dissexpress.proquest.com/search.html

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Embargo Period

5-22-2018

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