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Ethics and Morality in Game of Thrones May 31, 2019
The television juggernaut “Game of Thrones” came to an end this month after eight thrilling seasons. Our guest argues that the show has strong religious themes running through it, but also, that it is itself like religion. In an age when people are increasingly dissociating themselves from institutionalized faith, Winston says Game of Thrones spins a story that is very much like Scripture, raising moral questions that swirl around morally complex characters. People watch and together – over the water cooler and online – wrestle with the values that play out on screen.

Diane Winston, Knight Chair in Media and Religion at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. To read Winston's piece in Newsweek, click here.