#021 – Game of Thrones and Moral Ambiguity

#021 – Game of Thrones and Moral Ambiguity

On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast:


We try to tackle the enormity of Song of Ice and Fire, or, Game of Thrones to those of you who haven’t had a chance to read the books. IMDB puts it simply by saying that this is about “Seven noble families fighting for control of the mythical land of Westeros.” As fans, we have known it to be so much more. Love, betrayal, violence, power, lust, hatred, revenge… and dragons; it seems to have everything you could want in a story— including an ever-growing and impressive cast. The TV show is heading into it’s 4th season in just a few weeks and it is more popular than ever. We are here to take a look back at the previous 3 seasons and ask some fundamental questions about the show (and the books) popularity, its criticisms from the more conservative side of the isle, and, finally, it’s exploration of the human condition.

We do give everyone the disclaimer that even though we have all read further in the books than the 3rd season leaves us, we DO NOT spoil anything coming down the pipes. So, viewers, listen away!


Download Episode 021 Here:
Reel World Theology #021 – Game of Thrones and Moral Ambiguity


This weeks panel included Laura Fissel, Mark Wingerter, and Tim Burress.

Laura Fissel (@laura_fissel)
Leaving Teaching Blog
Who-ology Series

Mark Wingerter (@markwingdinger)
Re-View Series

Tim Burress


Podcast Notes and Links:

Game of Thrones on IMDB

A Song of Ice and Fire on Wikipedia

The Gods of Westeros

Christians and Game of Thrones at CheeseWearingTheology

A Morally Complex Game of Thrones at Patheos

Grim Image of Game of Thrones at Christianity Today

Oona Chaplin interview at Big Issue

Game of Thrones Ending at Slash FIlm


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