John Stovall

Full CV

M. Div., Westminster Seminary in California
B.A., History and Russian, Trinity University

Social Sciences 060W

Dissertation: Seated on High: Cyril Loukaris and the Confessionalization of the Greek Church, 1620-1630. Chair: Dimitri Korobeinikov

My research focuses on the cultural, intellectual, and religious atmosphere of the early modern Mediterranean in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, particularly in its post-Byzantine and Ottoman contexts. My current project, Seated on High, addresses the attempted confessionalization of the Greek Church by Greek ecclesiastic Cyril Loukaris and offers new insights into the relationship between Ottoman governance and minority religious groups.

Because this undertaking requires transnational and interconfessional approaches, I have further interests in Christian-Muslim relations and the philosophical or cultural exchanges among ecclesiastical communities in urban environments. An additional field of note is the study of postmodern hermeneutics, particularly the thought of Paul Ricœur and Mikhail Bakhtin.

John Stovall