The Future of Christianity in the Middle East
A lecture by His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia.
Born in 1947, in Beirut, Lebanon, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I studied at the Armenian Theological Seminary in Antelias, Lebanon, and the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey in Geneva, Switzerland, before receiving his M.Div. from the Near East School of Theology, his S.T.M. jointly from the American University of Beirut and Near East School of Theology, and his PhD from Fordham University in New York. He also holds several honorary degrees. His major areas of specialization are philosophy, systematic theology and Near Eastern church history. His latest book is "Taking the Church to the People," Antelias 2011 (in English). His Holiness has served as president of the Middle East Council of Churches since November 2007. To read more about his visit to UCLA, see "Pontiff discusses future of Christianity in the Middle East."