Theology Amid the Revolution

Matthew Rose

Matthew Rose

Director & Senior Fellow, Berkeley Institute

Theology Amid the Revolution

 

In the autumn of 1968, the world seemed on the verge of collapse. The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, the growing American entanglement in Vietnam, and the assasinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy left the entire Western world bitter and divided. From Berkeley to Paris, students revolted on university campuses. The same year a young German professor named Joseph Ratzinger published Introduction to Christianity, and fifty years later people are still talking about it. Ratzinger’s book was a set of university lectures written for students who, he believed, had become intellectually alienated from the basics of Christian thought. The book was his attempt to think theologically amid the revolutions occuring all around him, rather than to dismiss them. This seminar will meet to discuss short selections from Ratzinger’s text. It presumes no previous study of theology, only a healthy curiosity about how Christians think. To receive copies of the short readings, please contact director@binst.org.

Dates: Tuesdays on 11.13, 11.20, 11.27, 12.4
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

Reading schedule:

11/13:
11/20:
11/27:
12/4:

Location: 2134 Allston Way

**This seminar is free and open to all Cal, GTU, and St. Mary’s students.