Langham Scholar Sofanit Abebe, from Ethiopia, is currently studying for a PhD at Edinburgh University. In October last year, she spent three weeks at Tyndale House in Cambridge, making use of Langham’s permanent study room there.
During her stay, Sofanit focussed on writing and researching for a new chapter in her dissertation. She is looking at a biblical theology of creation and suffering in Romans 8. Sofanit hopes to counter the spread of the “prosperity gospel” and address the mounting environmental crisis in Africa.
After graduation, she will teach at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, in Addis Ababa. Sofanit is married to Paulos and they have two children: Salem (4) and Zoe (3).