Category Archives: Pop Culture

The Truth About Angels?

I’m still working on material on angels and popular culture, so this was an interesting read for another person’s spin on that. The Truth About Angels in the Bible – The Daily Beast.

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Apocalypse Songs

Thinking about how I can work these into the THEOLOGY 101/101G week on popular culture and biblical apocalyptic literature. io9.com – Friday Mixtape: The Catchiest Pop Songs about the Apocalypse.

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Urban fantasy on my mind

I’ve just finished reading Paul Cornell’s “London Falling,” part of the growing genre of urban fantasy which juxtaposes the everyday world with a parallel, invisible world visible to those with the eyes to see. In this particular case it mixes … Continue reading

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Gender Through Comic Books | MOOC

An interesting looking online course Gender Through Comic Books | Canvas Network that partners a study of gender in comics with required reading materials being available to purchase through digital comic providers (in this case, Comixology). Wondering if such a … Continue reading

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Updating the door – Here come the warrior nuns!

During February my office door was covered in images of angels in popular culture. For March I’ve decided to go with warrior nuns in comic book culture. So my door now looks like this. I may add some more to … Continue reading

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Superman and Philosophy: First chapter available for free – The Comics Professor

I’ve got “Green Lantern and Philosophy: No Evil Shall Escape this Book” and Superheroes: The Best of Philosophy and Pop Culture (Free on Kindle) so I’ll be reading this on the train to see whether to get the book. Superman … Continue reading

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Christianity, Rene Girard, and The Hunger Games

A link from a while back, but I was reminded about it today when talking to one of our PhD students who has the essay “Sacred Men and Sacred Goats: Mimetic Theory in Levitical and Passion Intertext” in this recent … Continue reading

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X-Men and God-talk

I never really watched the 1990s X-Men cartoon series, but I might go back to it now having discovered this snippet of God-talk in it. Would be interested to see what other examples of religion and spirituality were found in … Continue reading

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Doorway to angelic realms

I’m currently working on turning my conference paper on theology, angels and vampires into a journal article and decided, having been quite bored last Friday afternoon, to move on from 2012 when I covered my office door with cartoons to … Continue reading

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World-building

A couple of articles related to creating worlds to inhabit in fiction and popular culture. The first, drawn to my attention by a colleague who knows I’m in vampires in popular culture mode at the moment, talks about world-building within … Continue reading

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