15. The history and value of utopian thinking, part 3: socialist values and culture in the Bible

Greg and Mike explore how the Bible expresses utopian ideals, particularly around class and class society, and reflects ongoing ideological dilemmas the left today still has to face. Then, they look at real historical examples of people using religion for social change, and weigh the difficult question of two different historical times: the slow time of individual transformation, and the sometimes very rapid time of social and political transformation.

13. The history and value of utopian thinking part 1: introduction

Greg and Mike think about thinking—exploring why it is we are afraid of thinking about utopias, what actually constitutes ‘utopian’ thinking, and what blocks us from imagining more just, more equal political horizons.