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Twilight of Authority? Using Literature to Understand Changing Perceptions of Institutional Authority

Date Thursday, November 19, 2015
10:20 - 11 a.m.
FeaturingDr. Andrew Bramsen, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Location University Library Fireside Lounge
Instructions for GuestsGet maps and directions to Bethel University.
SponsorsFaculty Development and Friends of the BU Library

Event Description

Confidence in government and other institutions of authority has declined in the West over the past half century. This change goes hand in hand with an ongoing rise in individualism and a weakening of community ties and raises important questions about the relationship of Christ-followers to political and spiritual authorities. This presentation by Dr. Bramsen will explore these changes in the perception of authority by examining four influential series of fantasy literature: Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, and Twilight.


Contact Ann Gannon at 651.635.8717 or agannon@bethel.edu.