Morality, God, and Netflix

These weeks, I visited SETU (Waterford, Ireland) in March 2023 to deliver a lecture as part of the Theology in the Public Square series on the connection between culture, theology and religion in three recent TV series.

Each of the shows (Squid Game, Jaguar and The Good Place) explores theological themes such as morality, theodicy, truth and hope, and in this episode, I discussed the importance of popular culture in considering such issues in the contemporary moment.

Also in studio is SETU’s Dr Paul Clogher, whose own work on theology, film and culture brought him into contact with Frank, and has resulted in a lasting friendship between the two academics and a connection between the two institutions.