Monthly Archives: June 2014

New Book: Playing with Religion in Digital Games

Editors: Heidi A. Campbell, Gregory P. Grieve Shaman, paragon, God-mode: modern video games are heavily coded with religious undertones. From the Shinto-inspired Japanese video game Okami to the internationally popular The Legend of Zelda and Halo, many video games rely on religious themes and symbols to drive the narrative and frame the storyline. Playing with… Read more »

Kwame Anthony Appiah: Is religion good or bad?

Plenty of good things are done in the name of religion, and plenty of bad things too. But what is religion, exactly — is it good or bad, in and of itself? Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah offers a generous, surprising view. He is a philosopher, cultural theorist and novelist. His latest book is “The Honor… Read more »