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Understanding Group Think and Selfhood with the Help of Hoffer and Orwell

On May 18, Colin Stetter will give the thirteenth talk in the series "It’s Complicated: The Histories Behind What We Think We Know." The past 100 years has seen the rise of a variety of mass movements, promoting just as varied motives and goals. This class will explore Eric Hoffer’s The True Believer in [...]

The Legacy of Constantine

On June 1, Alexander Titus will give the fourteenth talk in the series "It’s Complicated: The Histories Behind What We Think We Know." Celebrated as a hero by some and maligned as a villain by others, Flavius Valerius Constantinus, often regarded as the "first Christian emperor," represented a major shift in the history of [...]

Young Philosophers:
Ethics in Marvel’s Infinity War

In Avengers: Infinity War, the fate of half the universe is at stake. Thanos is intent on making the world better by eliminating fifty percent of all living things. By contrast, Captain America will not achieve his goal by sacrificing even one. This contrast raises many questions. Is there some merit to what Thanos is doing, [...]

$15.00

Summer Institute 2022:
Stories of Conversion
July 28-30

Gutenberg College 1883 University Street, Eugene, OR

Since its beginning, a prominent aspect of Christianity has been the conversion narrative. Sometimes dramatic, sometimes mundane, these accounts tell the stories of how particular individuals committed their lives to Christ. For the 2022 Summer Institute, we will read several of these accounts from throughout history, and we will think about how these stories of [...]

Reality in Nintendo’s Breath of the Wild

In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you run through waving fields of grass, climb frigid mountains, and cross expansive, sandy deserts. With its huge, open world to explore, it is no wonder that it has appeared on lists of the best video games of all time. But, of course, no matter [...]

$15.00

2023 Education Conference: Faith and Learning

Fundamentally, educating is the passing on of knowledge and values from one generation to the next to promote living wisely and well. As with all communication, however, the “how” of what we say impacts the “what.” A good educator is at root a good learner who models patient listening and [...]

Understanding Group Think and Selfhood with the Help of Hoffer and Orwell

On May 18, Colin Stetter will give the thirteenth talk in the series "It’s Complicated: The Histories Behind What We Think We Know?" The past 100 years has seen the rise of a variety of mass movements, promoting just as varied motives and goals. This class will explore Eric Hoffer’s The True Believer in an [...]

How Totalitarianism Unites: Hannah Arendt and the Politics of the Twentieth Century.

The eighth talk in the series "Gutenberg Dialogues:  An In-depth Look at Tyranny" Teacher: Walter Steeb Walter Steeb graduated from Gutenberg in 2009 and is now the college's operations officer. He has an M.A. in Philosophy of Theology from Northwest Christian University where he wrote his thesis on French philosopher Paul Ricoeur. He and [...]

Young Philosophers: Ethics in Marvel’s Infinity Wars

In Avengers: Infinity War, the fate of half the universe is at stake. Thanos is intent on making the world better by eliminating fifty percent of all living things. By contrast, Captain America will not achieve his goal by sacrificing even one. This contrast raises many questions. Is there some merit to what Thanos is [...]