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By James F. McGrath

what's the distinction among a god and a strong alien? Can an android have a soul, or be thought of an individual with rights? do we think biblical tales being retold within the far-off destiny on planets faraway from Earth? even if your curiosity is in Christianity sooner or later, or the Jedi within the present--and no matter if your curiosity within the Jedi is targeted on real-world adherents or the fictitious faith depicted at the silver screen--this e-book may help you discover the intersection among theology and technological know-how fiction throughout a variety of authors and tales, issues and questions.
 
Throughout this quantity, James McGrath probes how technology fiction explores theological issues, and vice versa, making the case (in dialog with a few of your favourite tales, television exhibits, and films) that the solutions to humanity's greatest questions are top sought by means of technology fiction and theology jointly as a collaborative effort.

"Dr. McGrath's love of theology and technology fiction is contagious, shining via on each web page. the result's a powerful ebook that's either thought-provoking and simply obtainable, even if the reader is anyone or a examine staff member, a major sci-fi fan or a congregational leader."  
--C. ok. Robertson, Canon to the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church; Editor of Religion as Entertainment

"I've regularly thought of technology fiction to be the integral literature of our species, since it is the single literature to totally tackle what so much makes us human: our skill to interact the cosmos. faith is differently of doing this, and James McGrath explores those intersections in a provocative and erudite e-book that not just calls on a number of human religions, yet technology fiction on either web page and screen."
--Paul Levinson, writer of The Plot to save lots of Socrates

"Those folks who get pleasure from technological know-how fiction take its nature very heavily. and people people who're all in favour of Christian religion take the Bible very heavily. there's consequently no higher commentator to discover the connection among theology and technology fiction than James McGrath, a major biblical student and technological know-how fiction fan who embodies the enjoyment and pleasure of the connection during this obtainable and insightful book."
--David Wilkinson, primary of St. John's university, Durham University

"Refuting the dichotomies that experience plagued a lot writing on faith, theology, and technology fiction, and refusing just to press one in carrier of the opposite, James McGrath weaves a superbly nuanced story of 2 of humankind's most crucial and influential methods of imagining our position within the universe--and where of the universe in our mind's eye. Few drawn to this dating can manage to pay for to overlook this book."
--Douglas E. Cowan, writer of Sacred house: the hunt for Transcendence in technology Fiction movie and Television

James F. McGrath is Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New testomony Language and Literature at Butler college in Indianapolis. he's the writer of the technology fiction brief tale "Biblical Literalism within the New Jerusalem" (2016), the editor of Religion and technological know-how Fiction (2011), and the coeditor of Religion and health professional Who: Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith (2013).

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