The Undead and Theology

The Undead and Theology

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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.Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson, a€œFrosty the Snowman.a€ LP. Columbia Records, 1950. Frosty the Snowman, directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. (Rankin/ Bass, 1969). Jack Frost, directed by Michael Cooney (Moonstone, 1997).

Title:The Undead and Theology
Author:Kim Paffenroth, John W. Morehead
Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2012-09-21


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