From Twilight to Breaking Dawn: Religious Themes in the Twilight Saga

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Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight saga took the young adult fiction world by storm. Although by no means dominant or even particularly overt, Meyer's use of religion nonetheless provides for some intriguing interpretive possibilities. Topics from young love, to abstinence, to the value of family and friends are infused in the stories. Love as an agent of change and a motivational impulse for self-sacrifice also receives significant emphasis. Could Eve and Mary be a pattern for Bella? What about Edward--could...
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From Twilight to Breaking dawn: religious themes in the Twilight saga

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Overview

Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight saga took the young adult fiction world by storm. Although by no means dominant or even particularly overt, Meyer's use of religion nonetheless provides for some intriguing interpretive possibilities. Topics from young love, to abstinence, to the value of family and friends are infused in the stories. Love as an agent of change and a motivational impulse for self-sacrifice also receives significant emphasis. Could Eve and Mary be a pattern for Bella? What about Edward--could he be seen as a Christ-figure?

From Twilight to Breaking Dawn assists readers in thinking about the religious themes and images found throughout the Twilight saga. A single Twilight character or issue is discussed in each chapter and concludes with discussion questions for individual or group study. This book includes ideas from Judaism, Protestantism, Catholicism, and Mormonism. From Twilight to Breaking Dawn is perfect for parents wanting to discuss these books with their children or for Twilight lovers interested in pursuing the deeper meaning that lies at the heart of these books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827210479
  • Publisher: Chalice Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2010
  • Pages: 118
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra L. Gravett is a professor in the department of philosophy and religion at Appalachian State University. She has taught at both undergraduate and seminary levels for more than twenty years and is a biblical scholar (Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies) by training. Gravett's secondary field, religion and culture, includes extensive work in the use of religious themes and images in literature and film and she has written several publications reflecting that interest.

Sandra L. Gravett is a professor in the department of philosophy and religion at Appalachian State University. She has taught at both undergraduate and seminary levels for more than twenty years and is a biblical scholar (Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies) by training. Gravett's secondary field, religion and culture, includes extensive work in the use of religious themes and images in literature and film and she has written several publications reflecting that interest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2011

    luv this

    i read all of them and they =awsome!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Omg gurlll

    I love these books they r my favorite and u r an amazing writer please write another series like this

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    .........?

    The books are great but Steph, please keep religion out of it. You def cannot compare the bible days to the books. Thats crazy..

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    I want it but cant

    Im not allowed to read twilight. So author of this book, I think your name is stephanie, can you please make books like these but make them 9-10 year old friendly? Scince these were such a big hit! And if you are reading this, please post on here again and I will look at this one dailey. THANK YOU!!!!!!

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