Mobility and ‘Dualist’ Heretical Movements in Western and Central Eurasia
Monday, February 6, 5:30 – 7pm
Religion Department Building, Room 101, Columbia University, New York, USA
Yuri Stoyanov – Speaker – School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
This lecture intends to explore movements in Western and Central Eurasia like Manichaeism, Paulicianism, Bogomilism, and Ismailism (which as early as the tenth century expanded in Central and later in South Asia and often condemned by its Sunni opponents as a ‘Manichaean’ sect). Why did normative Christian and Islamic elites view them as heretical? How did they defy this label to achieve the character of religious internationals?
Co-sponsored by IRCPL, CDTR, the Unit for Culture, Religion and Communication at the Global Health Research Center of Central Asia and the Harriman Institute