Tilburg University Summer School

Bible and Video Games

Have you played video games like The Talos Principle, Bioshock, Zombi, or the Prince of Persia? Do you know the difference between ludology (the critical study of gaming) and narratology (the critical study of narrative structure) and how they affect our perception? This fun, innovative course makes a connection between Bible and biblical traditions and contemporary video games.

If you’ve ever ‘died’ in a game – and then been resurrected to play another day – this 1-week summer course will show you how the Jewish-Christian tradition is relevant to understanding today's world of gaming.

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • have a better understanding of how religion functions within video game;
  • have a broader understanding of how religious traditions are influencing the cultural domain of our time;
  • be able to academically study both religion and video games through the use of multiple hermeneutical instruments.
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