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The Christianity of Anthropology

Malinowski Memorial Lecture

Date: Thursday 20 May 2004
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker
: Dr Fenella Cannell
Chair: Dr Charles Stafford

Anthropology and the social sciences have defined themselves from their inception as being secular disciplines. But does anthropology actually rest on theological suppositions? This lecture explores these issues using new fieldwork conducted with American Mormons, and 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.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.  Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk| or phone 020 7955 6043.

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