Timothy Shah lecture "Religious Liberty in India" tomorrow at #Baylor https://t.co/j3PBKK8HSj
Of Wells, Springs, and Samaritans https://t.co/yquMQ5UUDY Philip Jenkins, @anxious_bench
Lazarus and James https://t.co/0st5LoPM1v Philip Jenkins, Anxious Bench
Featured speakers and panels for @BaylorIFL "Higher Learning" conference Oct. 27-29 https://t.co/bEtJvM4G9X
Former 'bloodiest prison in America' offers blueprint for Alabama prison crisis - Joshua Hays https://t.co/YjmQMq1Qlw
2 Million Dollars 1 Billion Souls | The Philanthropy Roundtable https://t.co/oil008UybK
watch George Marsden lecture at Baylor on #CSLewis and Mere Christianity https://t.co/ipCyATabyh
Christianity’s Lost World | Peter J. Leithart | First Things https://t.co/sotBao2oJ0
Halloween: More Christian than Pagan https://t.co/jxJgMvfczY @bethallisonbarr at the @anxious_bench
Anti-Catholics for president https://t.co/0IHUDQ3FYr Detroit News quotes Philip Jenkins

The Dark Knight and the Saint: Reflections on Batman and St. Augustine



Tuesday, September 25 2012
3:30 p.m.
Baylor Science Building, D110

“The Dark Night and the Saint” explores the moral world of Gotham City and the late Roman Empire through the lens of the Batman and the great Saint, Augustine, respectively. In the wake of the Colorado movie theater massacre, a number of commentators have condemned the film or raised questions about the role the film allegedly played in bestirring the shooter to violence. Professor Elshtain will argue that this is a terrible misunderstanding of the moral world of the Batman and, as well, that St. Augustine pierces through the darkness and assists us in orienting ourselves to the light—as the Batman himself does in a situation of profound moral ambiguity.