2.3 Ethiopia – Estifanos

Estifanos (1380-1454) is sometimes known as Africa’s first protestant, even though he lived 70 years before the Reformation. He believed that the Bible should be the measure of all else in the Church, and that salvation was already won fully by Jesus. His radical commitment to the authority of Scripture would cause a serious conflict with Zara Yaqob, the King of Ethiopia from last episode.

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  1. Pastor Eric,
    Coming from the region that St. Estifanos was, I can tell you how relevant and real the situation is even these days. The traditional church and the reformers are still at odds even in this day and age. The names, places, and social environments are very familiar to me and I can visualize the events.
    Looking forward to hearing more of the podcasts.

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