Curriculum and Readings

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Mother Teresa - working in the slums of India

"Peace begins with a smile."
    --Mother Theresa

An up to date Revolution Ethics Project curriculum can be found here

Below is a quick list of some of the readings and thinkers we study:

  • Henri Nouwen
  • Wendell Berry
  • Aristotle and Virtue Ethics
  • Soren Kierkegaard
  • Dorothy Day, the Catholic Worker
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Michel Foucault and power
  • Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Immanuel Kant and Absolutism
  • Utilitarian Ethics
  • Walter Rauschenbusch and the Social Gospel
  • Thorstein Veblen and Conspicuous Consumption
  • Eugene Debs and the underclass
  • Mother Theresa
  • Martin Luther King and Civil Disobedience, Altruism
  • Mark Twain, social criticism and satire
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Pope Francis
  • Teresa of Avila
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer's "Ethics"
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein, saying vs. showing, the mystical
  • William Sloane Coffin, "Wonder, Anger, Love"
  • Khalil Gibran, seeing the world with Wonder
  • Stanley Hauerwas
  • Alisdair MacIntyre and "After Virtue"
  • Leo Tolstoy, "The Kingdom of God is Within You"
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel, "The Sabbath"
  • The Buddha and the "Golden Mean"