Mastering Religion in the Game of Thrones


Earlier this week we had been joined by A. Ron from the Bald Move podcast. His co-author for Gods of Thrones and historical Jesus scholar, Dr. Anthony Le Donne, is on the podcast speaking comparative religion in the Game of Thrones. We have as well a lot entertaining and get to a bunch of topics…

  • Game of Thrones as a secular apocalypse narrative
  • GOT and LOTR (Lord of the Rings)
  • eucatastrophe in LOTR
  • the finish of ethical theories
  • how Martin sees the nature of religion
  • the influence of Catholicism and Roman religion
  • the cultural phenomenon of GOT and its developing tribe
  • anxiousness, agency, and our international crises
  • White Walkers and the Ecological Crisis
  • blood and incest
  • introduction to comparative religion in Westeros
  • why fan theory is great
  • from canonical texts to post-canonical Television
  • how GOT tackles altering norms
  • the historical Jesus had warts
  • GOT and the emergence of a promo-democracy
  • how to finish the books if Martin cannot
  • an aside on the politics of historical Jesus analysis

Anthony Le Donne is Assistant Professor of New Testament at United Theological Seminary. He is the author/editor of seven books and serves as an editor of the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus.

Here’s the zesty GOT books your bookshelf is searching for.


Here’s some of Anthony’s other texts


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