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Religion Program Presents

Monday, February 19, 2018
Taking the Kingdom by Force: A History of Violence in Christian Video Games
Olin, Room 204
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dr. Vincent Gonzalez
Since the early 1980s Christians have created their own video games and game review sites, as well as distinctly Christian ways to play secular games. Like other gamer cultures, these Christians are creatively engaged in an ongoing conversation on the meaning and stakes of video game “violence.” This presentation will offer a history of Christian interventions in the game violence debates, complete with playable encounters with some representative Christian games.

Vincent Gonzalez received his doctorate in religious studies from UNC - Chapel Hill. His research on religion and digital culture can be found at as well as @religiousgames on Twitter.

For more information, call 845-758-6822, or e-mail

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Olin, Room 204