Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on spirituality and pop culture
Why is U2 so popular across the globe? How much of our idea of heaven and hell is actually from the Bible? And why are we so obsessed with zombies?
Such are the questions that Dr. Greg Garrett, a Baylor professor of creative writing, literature, film and theology, asks in the dozens of books and articles he’s written over the last 30 years. At Baylor, he’s known as a highly sought-after professor who makes his literature classes relevant and engaging. Beyond the university, he’s known as a critic and theologian who explores the intersections of literature, culture, religion and politics. And often, he finds that authentic Christian truth can be found in unlikely places.
In Entertaining Judgment, Garrett shows how both Christian theology and American popular culture have attempted to answer the question, “What happens when we die?” In One Fine Potion, Garrett writes about how man’s desire to uncover deeply held truths about the world around us led to his intense fandom of the Harry Potter series. In We Get to Carry Each Other, he explores why millions around the world have been so inspired by the music and lyrics of U2. And most recently, he published Living with the Living Dead, which looks at how and why mankind has included reanimated corpses (zombies) in art, literature and culture throughout history.
Garrett’s unique, critical look at religion and pop culture has garnered the attention of media such as Christianity Today, Austin Monthly, and even overseas in the Irish Times. If you’re someone who searches to deepen your faith and study how it fits into daily life, it’s worth taking a look at a Greg Garrett book for yourself.
Sic ’em, Dr. Garrett!