The Truth is Out There

The Truth is Out There : Christian Faith and the Classics of TV Science Fiction

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How does Star Trek's Captain Kirk live by the Golden Rule? How does The Twilight Zone show the effects of original sin in our world? And how do the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse make an appearance in The X-Files? In "The Truth Is Out There", Thomas Bertonneau and Kim Paffenroth examine these and many other Christian themes in six highly popular science fiction television series - "Star Trek", "The Twilight Zone", "The X-Files", "Doctor Who", "The Prisoner", and "Babylon Five". The authors analyse each series to show its insight into many central aspects of Christianity, such as the battle between good and evil, virtue, community, grace, and the apocalypse. Their discussion will interest science fiction fans and will be a useful guide for church groups or undergraduate courses in pop culture.
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 19.05mm | 381.02g
  • Brazos Press, Div of Baker Publishing Group
  • Ada, MI, United States
  • English
  • 1587431262
  • 9781587431265
  • 3,542,870

About Thomas Bertonneau

Thomas Bertonneau (Ph.D., UCLA) is an English professor at SUNY College at Oswego in Oswego, New York. Kim Paffenroth (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is a professor of religious studies at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.
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