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Friday, February 8 • 11:30am - 1:30pm
The Hunger Games and the Bible: Hope, Freedom, and Sacrifice

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The Hunger Games is a riveting trilogy and a widely popular work among young adults. Though set in the dystopian future, Suzanne Collins’s series taps into themes such as freedom, oppression, hope, and self-sacrifice that are very much relevant today. The gladiatorial-like combat and ubiquitous allusions to the ancient Roman Empire, moreover, suggests the series is equally about the past and the trajectory of Western civilization. Given this, the major thematic concerns of the work are taken up and analyzed in relation to the Biblical narrative.

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Gerald McLarney

Dr. McLarney teaches at J H Picard School in Edmonton and serves as a sessional instructor at St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta. His academic interests include Religious Education, World Religions, J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as Sacred Scripture. His doctorate explores St. Augustine's... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 200
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English
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