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Thursday, February 18 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
The Dark Side of the Force and the Problem of Evil *PRE-RECORDED*

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This session examines a central conundrum in theology, the problem of evil, by putting voices from classical theism into dialogue with the ideas in play in George Lucas's world of Star Wars. Specific attention is given to the Dark Side of the Force and how it sheds light on articulating distinctions between good and evil. Put another way, we consider how St. Augustine would understand Darth Vader and the Sith in particular and Lucas’s vision of the Force, the Dark Side, and good and evil in general.


Dr. Gerard McLarney

CS Lewis/The Psalms, Airpods and God
Dr. McLarney teaches at St. Isidore's Learning Centre and serves as a sessional instructor at St. Joseph's College at the University of Alberta. His academic interests include Religious Education, World Religions, Mythology and Theology as well as Sacred Scripture. His doctorate explores... Read More →

Thursday February 18, 2021 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Online (Pre-Recording)