Monday, March 4, 2013
Ethiopia: The First Christian Nation?.....
By Brendan Pringle | March 04 2013 10:19 AM
For centuries, historians have widely accepted the argument that Armenia was the first Christian nation. This important claim has become a source of national pride for Armenians and has remained virtually undisputed for centuries -- until now.
Ethiopia: The First Christian Nation?
Armenia will likely be up at arms when they learn that a new book -- “Abyssinian Christianity: The First Christian Nation?” -- is challenging their claim to fame, presenting the possibility that Abyssinia (modern-day Ethiopia and Eritrea) was the first Christian nation.
To be sure, the book does not conclusively assert that Ethiopia was the first nation to adopt Christianity as its state religion. However, it will surely challenge the confidence of modern Church historians with groundbreaking evidence.