Theology After Christendom
In 1850, nearing the end of his writing career, Soren Kierkegaard published the book that he regarded as his most important. Training in Christianity was his personal summation of “what it meant to be a Christian.” It culminated his ongoing feud with an established church that, he believed, had betrayed Christianity by aligning its teachings with the values and institutions of European culture. “Christendom has done away with Christianity, without being quite aware of it,” he charged. This group will meet to discuss Kierkegaard’s ideas about Christian life in a post-Christian culture, asking what relevance his ideas might have for students today. It will also consider his proposals for “introducing Christianity into Christendom.” Our short readings will include selections from his Attack on Christendom.
Dates: Friday afternoons on 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3
Location: Berkeley Institute, 2134 Allston Way
For copies of the short readings, please contact email@example.com.
**This seminar is free and open to all Cal, GTU, and St. Mary’s students.