The Dark Knight and the Saint - Reflections on Batman and St. Augustine
|Date||September 25, 2012|
|Time||3:30 - 5:00 pm|
|Location||Baylor Science Building D110|
Waco, TX 76798
|Description||Jean Bethke Elshtain lectures: "The Dark Night and the Saint" explores the moral world of Gotham City |
and the late Roman Empire through the lens of the Batman and the great
Saint, Augustine, respectively. In the wake of the Colorado movie
theater massacre, a number of commentators have condemned the film or
raised questions about the role the film allegedly played in bestirring
the shooter to violence. Professor Elshtain will argue that this is a
terrible misunderstanding of the moral world of the Batman and, as well,
that St. Augustine pierces through the darkness and assists us in
orienting ourselves to the light---as the Batman himself does in a
situation of profound moral ambiguity.
• The Dark Knight and the Saint (free)
09/25/2012 3:30 PM
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|Publisher||Institute for Studies of Religion|
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