The Undead and Theology

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Kim Paffenroth, John W. Morehead
Wipf and Stock Publishers, 21 sept. 2012 - 296 pagini
The academy and pop culture alike recognize the great symbolic and teaching value of the undead, whether vampires, zombies, or other undead or living-dead creatures. This has been explored variously from critiques of consumerism and racism, through explorations of gender and sexuality, to consideration of the breakdown of the nuclear family. Most academic examinations of the undead have been undertaken from the perspectives of philosophy and political theory, but another important avenue of exploration comes through theology. Through the vampire, the zombie, the Golem, and Cenobites, contributors address a variety of theological issues by way of critical reflection on the divine and the sacred in popular culture through film, television, graphic novels, and literature.
 

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Cuprins

Crossing the Spiritual Wasteland in Priest
19
Personalism in the Buffyverse
34
Theological Evil
54
Karl Barth and
79
Zombie Walks Zombie Jesus and the Eschatology
101
Solidarity as Hope
124
Apocalyptic Images and Prophetic Function in Zombie
145
Justifications of Violence
165
When Youre Undead the Whole World Is Jewish
195
Johannine
209
Clive Barkers Cenobites as Agents
227
Bibliography
241
Index
257
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Kim Paffenroth is Professor of Religious Studies at Iona College. He has written numerous books on the Bible, theology, and the intersection of Christianity with popular culture, as well as several horror novels. John W. Morehead works in religion and popular culture. He has contributed essays to various works on horror, science fiction, and religion in popular culture.

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