The essay traces the story of contemporary Ethiopia from the last Christian empire of Haile Selassie, founded on the confessional model, to its overthrow and the drastic transition to a secular state formula. It was the attempt to re-establish the state on new political-religious balances, in which the Christian confessional configuration was supplanted by a secular regime, which guaranteed equal treatment to the religious components of the country. The events connected with the 1974 revolution, with the beginning of the twenty-year military dictatorship of the Derg until its fall in 1991, have left alive a Church of ancient origins, which has represented an essential element of continuity in the various historical seasons, marked instead from significant moments of discontinuity.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Contemporary Ethiopia from the Christian Empire to the secular regime|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|