Live Public Lectures

FALL 2023

CHT 351

Creating Space: The Theology of Armenian Church Architecture

September 7 – November 16 (Thursday evenings) **No Class 9/21**

7pm – 9pm

Armenian churches are beautiful, yes. But exquisite beauty and breath-taking spatial forms are only the beginning. There is much more to them than that.

In response to feedback from our public lecture series, St Nersess Seminary is pleased to announce a new, full-semester course introducing the philosophy and theology behind Armenian church structures. Over the duration of this more in-depth learning experience, students will explore the ways in which spiritual principles and purposes have been incarnated across time, within the ever-changing matrix of Armenia’s physical environment and faith expression.

Team taught by Prof. Roberta Ervine and Asst. Prof. Ani Shahinian, the course is open to seminarians and non-seminarians alike. It will meet from 7-9 PM on 11 consecutive Thursday evenings (Sept 7 – Nov 16). Upon registration for the course, students will receive a link to the course syllabus and materials, as well as a zoom link.