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Orthodoxy and Anthropology in Conversation

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Most scholarly engagements with Orthodox Christianity rest in the fields of theology and history, with little ethnographic focus on the socio-political, everyday lives of Orthodox Christians today. Similarly, anthropology of Orthodoxy is often devoid of theological sensitivity. In an effort to make Orthodox Studies holistic and attuned to the experiences of believers, this panel brings together theologians and anthropologists of Orthodox Christianity to think through the social life of religious concepts and the future of the field. Orthodoxy is not a tradition of the past, but rather is forged by the challenges of the modern world and the debates of contemporary life.


Nathaniel Wood


Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus
113 W 60th Street
New York, New York 10023
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