ASP Lecture | Christology and Culture: Armenian Theological and Historical Sources as Social Theory
Christopher Sheklian studies secularism, minority rights, contemporary urban politics, and the connections between theology and social theory. His work deploys theological categories and liturgical practice in order to explore modes of belonging and forms of attachment available to religious minority populations in urban centers. He received his PhD from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago in 2017. In his dissertation, "Theology and the Community: The Armenian Minority, Tradition, and Secularism in Turkey," he argues that a liturgical subject immersed in the music and temporality of the Armenian Church can be attuned to the city of Istanbul in a way that highlights both the possibilities and limits for minority inclusion in Turkey today.
Sponsors: Armenian Studies Program and Department of Anthropology.
Image: Ruins of Sis | Credit: Christopher Sheklian
|Event Type:||Lecture / Discussion|
|Tags:||Anthropology, Armenia, Culture, Interdisciplinary, Religious Studies|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Armenian Studies Program, International Institute, Department of Anthropology|
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