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

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

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by Sandra L. Gravett
     
 

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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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827210479
Publisher:
Christian Board of Publication
Publication date:
06/28/2010
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.

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From Twilight to Breaking Dawn: Religious Themes in the Twilight Saga 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books they r my favorite and u r an amazing writer please write another series like this
Ailia Dewitt More than 1 year ago
i read all of them and they =awsome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The books are great but Steph, please keep religion out of it. You def cannot compare the bible days to the books. Thats crazy..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!