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2018 Jane Baird Lecture featuring author Greg Garrett

  • Cathedral of St. Philip 2744 Peachtree Road Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30305 (map)

"Living with the Living Dead:  What Zombies Can Teach Us About Life, Community, and Hope"

When faced with the unthinkable, the terrifying, and the inexplicable, how do people navigate a sense of themselves?  How do they form community when all about them is the possibility of annihilation?  Under such circumstances, do “the rules of life” as we understand them from the past still apply, or have the ways in which ethical decisions are made been irrevocably changed?  Using the popular narratives of the zombie apocalypse, Garrett explores these types of questions by asking his readers to deeply consider the ways in which their faith and faith traditions encourage a simultaneously fearless and humble response. 

Greg Garrett is Professor of English at Baylor University, where he teaches classes in fiction and screenwriting, literature, film and popular culture, and theology. Dr. Garrett is also Theologian in Residence at the American Cathedral in Paris and a licensed lay preacher in the Episcopal Church. He is the author or co-author of twenty books of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, politics, literature, and pop culture.

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