Summer Seminar 2022: Christian Anarchism

I will be teaching a public class in six sessions again this summer. If you’re interested, go to the Eventbrite page. You can use the coupon code PPHQ to receive $25 off the $75 registration fee.

This is my second public summer seminar. My first one covered the economic philosophy of distributism. Good news–reading is optional and all sessions are recorded for later viewing in case you miss. The course will be listed soon in UFM’s summer catalogue, but it’s on Eventbrite now–coupon codes work on Eventbrite. Proceeds will be benefiting MORTC/Blue Valley Greens urban farm in KCMO.

Here is a brief description of the plan for the course:

Introduction to Christian Anarchism

This course will be taught live on Zoom on Saturdays 1-2:30 p.m. Central Time from May 28 to June 25. The five sessions will center on these themes: 1. basics of Christian anarchism, 2. Christian anarchism confronts the state, 3. the strategy of non-violence, 4. praxis 1: selected history of utopian Christian communities 5. praxis 2: Catholic Worker vs. the church. Students will receive a link to readings they can do ahead of class if they want to, but reading is not required. Some of the authors featured will be Peter Chelčický, Leo Tolstoy, Jacques Ellul, Peter Maurin and Dorothy Day,  William T. Cavanaugh, Eugene McCarraher, Nicolas Berdyaev, and selections from the Bible. Dr. Johnson will lecture for 45 minutes to an hour and leave at least a half hour for questions and discussion from participants. Participants can chat throughout and will also have the option to join a Slack group for further discussion with each other. Students who cannot make the live sessions will be provided access to recordings to watch at their leisure. 

Dr. Laurie M Johnson is a Professor of Political Science at K-State and runs a popular YouTube channel on political thought. This is her second independent summer seminar (the first was on Distributism). For more information, visit pmaurin.org and political-philosophy.com.


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