Examine the 18th,19th, and 20th century visions of utopia from Rousseau to the Shakers and the Oneida Community; from Socialist communities to 1984 and Brave New World. We consider both utopian and dystopian visions of the future and explore Ideology and Utopia by Karl Mannheim. Learn how the catastrophes of the 20th century have called into question the most influential utopian vision of all time, the Marxist vision of a classless future. Note: you do not need to have attended Part 1 to appreciate this class.
Reverend Dr. Frank Yates is parish associate at First Presbyterian Church. He also teaches New Testament in the religious studies program at UNM, and philosophy and ethics at Lewis University, as well as at St. Norbert University in Wisconsin. He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and UT Austin and has graduate degrees from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.