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An Exploration of Science Fiction and the Bible


Edited by Frauke Uhlenbruch; In Collaboration With Anna Angelini & Anne-Sophie Augier
This volume explores themes at the intersection of the Bible and science fiction. In the genre of science fiction in film, books, comic books, or fan fiction, we find portrayals of possible futures, altered pasts, supernatural or beyond-human beings. Just as in biblical literature, science fiction can contain metaphysical speculation. Departing from this intersection, the authors engage with biblical texts 'as' science fiction, asking different questions of their sources: can science fiction theory and practice yield new approaches to the discussion of biblical texts? The authors reflect on methodology and offer case studies that include, among others, superhuman biblical kings and uncanny divine intermediaries.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0694-9
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Mar 1,2017
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 135
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0694-9
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This volume explores themes at the intersection of the Bible and science fiction. In the genre of science fiction in film, books, comic books, or fan fiction, we find portrayals of possible futures, altered pasts, supernatural or beyond-human beings. Just as in biblical literature, science fiction can contain metaphysical speculation. Departing from this intersection, the authors engage with biblical texts 'as' science fiction, asking different questions of their sources: can science fiction theory and practice yield new aproaches to the discussion of biblical texts? The authors reflect on methodology and offer case studies that include, among others, superhuman biblical kings and uncanny divine intermediaries.

This volume explores themes at the intersection of the Bible and science fiction. In the genre of science fiction in film, books, comic books, or fan fiction, we find portrayals of possible futures, altered pasts, supernatural or beyond-human beings. Just as in biblical literature, science fiction can contain metaphysical speculation. Departing from this intersection, the authors engage with biblical texts 'as' science fiction, asking different questions of their sources: can science fiction theory and practice yield new aproaches to the discussion of biblical texts? The authors reflect on methodology and offer case studies that include, among others, superhuman biblical kings and uncanny divine intermediaries.

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ContributorBiography

FraukeUhlenbruch

Frauke Uhlenbruch (PhD, University of Derby) has a background in Jewish Studies and sociology. Her current research interests include topics such as science fiction, fan fiction, and ancient literatures.

AnnaAngelini

Anna Angelini is the Associate General Editor of the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.

Anne-SophieAugier

Introduction (Frauke Uhlenbruch) 1

Seers, Fictions and Other Worlds (Francis Landy) 13

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to rule by sense of smell! Superhuman Kingship in the Prophetic Books (Ian D. Wilson) 39

Science Fiction, the Bible and the Narrative Mode (Harold Torger Vedeler) 59

Hacked Aqedah - Genesis 22 in Dialogue with Contemporary Political Science Fiction (Frauke Uhlenbruch) 75

Of Gods and Monsters: Supernatural Beings in the Uncanny Valley (Ryan Higgins) 93

What has Coruscant to do with Jerusalem? A Response and Reflections at the Crossroads of Hebrew Bible and Science Fiction (James F. McGrath) 107

Index 125

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