Mirza Family Chair Inaugural Symposium: “The Study of Religion: Anthropology and the Theological Moment”

1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls I Zoom
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., March 25, 2022

This event is part of the Mirza Family Chair Inaugural Lecture and Symposium. We invite the local community to join us in person and no registration is required. The global community can register on Zoom to join us virtually.

Register to attend the Inaugural Lecture or to attend the Symposium.

With the increased impact of anthropology in the past decades, the place of theology has received greater attention in the academic study of religion. In different iterations of traditions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, theology is not merely another word for unthinking confessionalism. Rather, theology explores questions of value, truth, aesthetics, and practices of justice and peace that are critical to a more comprehensive understanding of the role and place of religion in late modernity.


Khaled Furani

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Tel-Aviv University