This article posits that the television series Bones offers a model for a lively, vital, and spiritually healthy 21st century Catholic institution of higher education. It does this through a close analysis of the series as a whole as informed by arguments posed by Catholic thinkers, and it argues that the show—through its characters, settings, stories, plots, and themes—self-consciously and consistently engages and explores various aspects of faith and reason, justice and ethics, within the context of a multidisciplinary research institution. In this way, an examination of the series can add depth and dimension within which educators are able to find spiritual, intellectual, and affective resonances.
"What Can TV Teach Us About the Spiritually Healthy Institution?,"
Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal: Vol. 6:
2, Article 17.
Available at: https://epublications.regis.edu/jhe/vol6/iss2/17