Universal History: Extreme Ethiopia - with Richard Rohlin

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November 7, 2023

This is my third and final Universal History discussion with Richard Rohlin on the topic of Ethiopia. Today we will look at several Ethiopian practices and how they ultimately manifest the two roles of Ethiopia as both the “container”, or the Ark, and the extreme. We discuss the importance of personhood in culture and the role of the saints, before we dive into different themes in Ethiopian tradition and hagiography that include a focus on the 9 Roman Saints we mentioned last time, the good thief, the saint as punisher, the scandalous aspect of salvation regarding cannibalism and the Eucharist, and much more.

-Universal History Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVX4HUUPrIY_M2uZP3yW6EEiod3fGD6FD


Richard Rohlin’s work:

-Amon Sûl podcast, co-hosted by Richard Rohlin: https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/amonsul

-Finding the Golden Key book project for listeners to submit abstracts: https://findingthegoldenkey.com


-DoxaMoot 10 September 2021: Orthodox Christian Tolkien Conference: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doxamoot-2021-orthodox-christian-tolkien-conference-tickets-86946343855?fbclid=IwAR3qUZsPHJc0-jdXqFUsSI-iV-JgnipWc9Hyy7pisDA-aMkwvWqpU8Ap_PA

-Inklings Institute 22 October 2021: https://eighthdayinstitute.salsalabs.org/2021inklingsfestival/index.html

Read more:

-The Mystery of Ethiopian Iconography article, by Jonathan Pageau: https://orthodoxartsjournal.org/the-mystery-of-ethiopian-iconography/

-The Serpents of Orthodoxy article, by Jonathan Pageau: https://orthodoxartsjournal.org/the-serpents-of-orthodoxy/

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