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Brent A. R. Hege

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Breaking Bad As Theological Text: A Process-Theological Reflection On Theodicy And Anthropodicy, Brent Hege Feb 2014

Breaking Bad As Theological Text: A Process-Theological Reflection On Theodicy And Anthropodicy, Brent Hege

Brent A. R. Hege

The recently-wrapped AMC megabit Breaking Bad (set and filmed in Albuquerque) has challenged viewers to reevaluate their assumptions about good and evil, freedom and determinism, and the possibility of redemption. Walter White, the protagonist and postmodern anti-hero, is a mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher and family man who is diagnosed with terminal cancer. To provide for his family after his death, he enters the crystal meth underworld, eventually securing for himself a vast underground empire and a new persona as "Heisenberg." Over the course of five seasons White makes a series of choices that implicate him in deception, betrayal, and ...