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Winter Quarter Community Classes

GC Class

Gutenberg will host the following community class:

  • March 14 and 28: Nigel Makela, “Kierkegaard’s Practice in Christianity: Contemporaneity, Offense, and Indirect Communication.” Kierkegaard’s Practice in Christianity presents a striking model for orienting oneself towards Christ. As one of his more healing works, we will explore Christ’s invocation to the suffering and what that means for us. Through this exploration, we will be asking the following questions:
    • What is the relationship between history and my faith?
    • Does my relation to Christ affect the nature of my communication?
    • Is there something absurd and offensive about Christ’s invitation?

    This will be a collaborative discussion as we map out Kierkegaard’s project and work on these questions.

    • March 14: Introduction to Kierkegaard, looking at his historical context and use of pseudonyms, and building a map to better understand Practice in Christianity.
    • March 28: Exploring Kierkegaard’s concept of offense in Christ’s invitation, while looking at the role of indirect communication in relation to God.

The class is free and will meet at Gutenberg College from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please join us.


Nigel MakelaNigel Makela has been an energy analyst for the last six years. He graduated from Gutenberg College in 2014, earning a B.A. in Liberal Arts. He currently works for Cadmus Group, an environmental consulting group based in Washington D.C. He and his wife, Sally, also help manage the residency program at Gutenberg College.


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