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The Christianity of Anthropology

Anthropology and the social sciences have defined themselves from their inception as being secular disciplines. But does anthropology actually rest on theological suppositions?

Dr Fenella Cannell, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), will explore such issues in a public lecture on Thursday 20 May at LSE.

This lecture will focus on issues raised by new fieldwork conducted with American Mormons. Dr Cannell suggests that the 'heretical' LDS teachings on family, mortality and divinity can reveal to us how orthodox we secularists really are.

Dr Fenella Cannell is lecturer in anthropology at LSE. She is the author of Power and Intimacy in the Christian Philippines, and has recently completed a major research project on American kinship and religion, focusing on Mormonism.

The Christianity of Anthropology is on Thursday 20 May at 5.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

11 May 2004

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