Outside Speaker Series: "Breaking Bad: Evil in Popular Culture"
Dr. Thomas Hibbs (Baylor University)
Date & Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Andrew Delbanco writes, “a gulf has opened up in our culture between the visibility of evil and the intellectual resources for coping with it… The repertoire of evil has never been richer. Yet never have our responses been so weak. We have no language for connecting our inner lives with the horrors that pass before our eyes in the outer world.” Is Delbanco right about this? What can we learn from the horrors that pass before our eyes, especially on screens of various sorts, in our popular culture? What intellectual resources might be drawn from the philosophical and theological tradition to help us respond more adequately?