Spring Community Classes

GC Class

Spring Community Classes begin Wednesday, April 3. The classes are free and meet at Gutenberg College from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. These classes are recorded and available for later viewing by signing up through Gutenberg’s Patreon page.

This quarter’s topic: “Christianity and the Great Books.”

In the third quarter of our series on Intersections, we will focus on Christianity and the “Great Books.” The ideas and attitudes that permeate our lives did not form in a vacuum. They are instead the result of thousands of years of conversation among philosophers, theologians, artists, economists, scientists, and others. To understand ourselves, it is well worth the effort to understand where we came from. To that end, speakers this quarter will talk about “Great Books” authors who have influenced our world and how we as Christians can think about what they accomplished. We invite you to join us.

Charley DewberryApril 24: “E.F. Schumacher: Economics as if People Mattered”
Schumacher was an economist with impeccable credentials, yet he led a full-scale assault on the conventional wisdom of economics. He has been called the John Maynard Keynes of the post-industrial society. In this talk, Charley will focus on Schumacher’s famous chapter “Buddhist Economics” in Small is Beautiful. In this chapter, Schumacher outlines a science of economics where he emphasizes that people are more important than goods, and work is a creative human endeavor.

Charley Dewberry is a tutor and the dean at Gutenberg College, a practicing scientist and stream ecologist, and the author of Saving Science: A Critique of Science and Its Role in Salmon Recovery (2004) and Intelligent Discourse: Exposing the Fallacious Standoff Between Evolution and Intelligent Design (2006). He has a M.A. in fisheries and wildlife and a Ph.D. in philosophy with an emphasis on philosophy of science.

Spring Schedule

APR 3 Jack Crabtree “Some Insights in the History of Philosophy and the Biblical Worldview”
APR 10 Gil Greco Thomas Reid: Reality as Authority”
APR 17 Ron Julian Soren Kierkegaard: Infinite Passion”
APR 24 Charley Dewberry Schumacher: Economics as if People Mattered”
MAY 1 Eliot Grasso Augustine: Trust, Knowledge, and Belief”
MAY 8 Colin Stetter Solzhenitsyn and Truth in Narrative: A Struggle Against Socialist Realism”
MAY 15 Terry Glaspey “The Spiritual Journey of Vincent van Gogh
MAY 22 Nancy Scott “The Great Books: My Travels Toward a Context for Truth in an Age of Skepticism”
MAY 29 Chris Alderman Friedrich Nietzsche and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion”
JUN 5 Chris Swanson Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem and the Existence of God”


At Gutenberg, we hold two simultaneous convictions about truth seeking. First, freedom of inquiry is critical, and second, an authentic pursuit will lead toward God and Truth. In keeping with these convictions, community classes are intended to be a forum for exploration. They may or may not represent the beliefs and positions of Gutenberg College but are designed to explore topics of significance for our lives.

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