(RNS) — In the end, the one who ascends the throne of Westeros is neither the mightiest nor the most victorious. Instead he is a broken boy — a merciful, wounded healer who comes to reign with the help of a wise fool and the unquantifiable, mysterious power of the spiritual realm.
It's not surprising that the state religion of the Seven is DOA. What's unexpected is that so many of the other religions have real power.
(The Conversation) — 'Game of Thrones' storytelling gives its audience the opportunity to contemplate and debate fundamental concerns about the meaning of human life – issues that are central to all world religions.
(RNS) Considering where some of "Game of Thrones" stories left off, religion may come further to the fore in the new season, which starts Sunday (April 24).
(RNS) This ain’t no Sunday school Bible filmstrip, and that's the point, say creators of the series, which portrays events from the biblical book of 1 Samuel.
(RNS) Is there anything morally redeeming about “Games of Thrones”? Some worry that HBO's fantasy tale is the antithesis of J.R.R. Tolkien’s good-over-evil stories, but others perceive a theological framework that could inspire Christians.