The Gospel According to Science Fiction: From The Twilight Zone to the Final Frontier

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 291 pages

In this thorough and engaging book, Gabriel McKee explores the inherent theological nature of science fiction, using illustrations from television shows, literature, and films. Science fiction, he believes, helps us understand not only who we are but who we will become. McKee organizes his chapters around theological themes, using illustrations from authors such as Isaac Asimov and H. G. Wells, television shows such as Star Trek and The Twilight Zone, and films such as The Matrix and Star Wars. With its extensive bibliography and index, this is a book that all serious science fiction fans--not just those with a theological interest--will appreciate.

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Fun and very insightful book

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This book is very insightful and through it I found a good dozen other books it talks about I want to read. If you are a SciFi fan at all, you have to read this book. Read full review

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"The Gospel According to Science Fiction" is an excellent analysis of the history and major themes of Science Fiction with apt comparisons with the major themes of the Christian Faith. Biblical themes ... Read full review

Contents

In the Beginning
21
Mind Self and Soul
40
Free Will and Divine Providence
63
Copyright

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Gabriel McKee earned his Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. He is the author of Pink Beams of Light From the God in the Gutter: The Science-Fictional Religion of Philip K. Dick, as well as articles on religion in popular culture for the Revealer and Nerve.

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