Dr. Tekalign Nega Angore

Dr. Tekalign Nega Angore
Biblical and Theological Studies |Mission Studies

Tekalign Nega Angore is the eldest son from a family of four children, born of an agnostic dad and a committed evangelical mom. His faith journey led him to enjoy conversation with other faiths. He actively engages in writing, training, and preaching ministry. His diverse trainings include Accounting and Finance, Counseling Psychology, Christian Theology and Islam. In his research, he is fascinated by group identity and how one’s conception of self and the other shapes communal interactions. Particularly, collective memory is his research interest, focusing on how the reconstructed image of the past inextricably intertwines with present concerns and the envisioned future.


  • Ph.D., Tilburg University (2017). Dissertation: Framing Ethiopia’s Collective Memory: The Politics of Islam.
  • M.Th. in Christian Muslim Relations, The Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology. Thesis: The Impact of Contemporary Islamic Activists and Their Collective Memories for Interreligious Dialogue.
  • M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies (Concentration in Systematic Theology), The Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology. Thesis: The Image of the Other: The Portrayal of Contemporary Islamic Revival among Ethiopian Christians Living in Addis Ababa.
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Biblical and Theological Studies, The Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (EGST).
  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Addis Ababa University. Thesis: An Assessment of Major Career Advancement Barriers Perceived by Administrative Women Employees of Some Selected Higher Institutes in Addis Ababa.
  • M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from Addis Ababa University. Thesis: Compliance of Commercial Banks to Selected Prudential Directives of the National Bank of Ethiopia.
  • B.A. in Accounting from Jimma University.

Recently, his primary research interests are about issues related contemporary Islam in Ethiopia. In his research he explores the attitude of various Christian traditions towards new developments and trends among Ethiopian Muslim communities. He also studies the impact of contemporary Islamic activists, their collective memories for inter-religious dialogue, and Ethiopian state policy towards Islam.


Prosperity Gospel: Turning a House of Prayer into a House of Merchandise (Addis Ababa: Rohobot Printing Press, 2017).

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