An international interdisciplinary conference “Christianity and Politics” was held on November 22-23, 2018 at the University of Turku (Finland). The conference was organized by the Center for the Study of Christian Cultures (University of Turku). The plenary lectures were given by the medieval historian Sylvan Piron, the religious scholar Timothy Fitzgerald and the feminist Saara Särmä, — this combination reflects well the diversity of research perspectives and approaches presented at the conference.
On November 22, Polina Vrublevskaya gave a talk on the topic “Inoperativity: tracing the common nature of the religious and the political” in the session “Praising God, Performing States, Crafting Citizens”, organized by the young postdoc researcher Henni Alava, University of Jyväskylä. The paper was prepared as part of a laboratory research seminar “The economy as a problem: political and theological thought about the boundaries of economics” (2016-2017).
More information and the conference program is available here.