Religion and Doctor Who: Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith

Religion and Doctor Who: Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith


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ISBN-13: 9781625643773
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 11/14/2013
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Andrew Crome is Lecturer in the History of Modern Christianity at the University of Manchester, where he teaches and writes on English religious history and apocalyptic thought.

James McGrath is the Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language & Literature at Butler University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction Andrew Crome xi

1 Why Time Lords Do Not Live Forever Courtland Lewis 1

2 Pushing the Protest Button: Doctor Who's Anti-Authoritarian Ethic Gabriel McKee 16

3 Divine and Human Nature: Incarnation and Kenosis in Doctor Who K. Jason Wardley 32

4 Breaking the Faiths in 'The Curse of Fenric' and 'The God Complex' Tim Jones 45

5 The Doctor Working on God's Time: Kairos and Intervention in 'The Waters of Mars' and 'A Christmas Carol' Michael Charlton 60

6 'You're this Doctor's companion. What exactly do you do for him? Why does he need you?': Doctor Who, Liminality and Martha the Apostle Brigid Cherry 79

7 'Humany-Wumany': Humanity vs. Human in Doctor Who Laura Brekke 94

8 The Monstrous and the Divine in Doctor Who: The Role of Christian Imagery in Russell T. Davies's Doctor Who Revival Jennifer L. Miller 106

9 'With proof, you don't have to believe': Doctor Who and the Celestials John Vohlidka 118

10 'Her brain was full of superstitious nonsense': Modernism and the Failure of the Divine in Doctor Who Kieran Tranter 131

11 Religion in Doctor Who: Cult Ethics Karma Waltonen 145

12 Mediating Between the Scientific and the Spiritual in Doctor Who David Johnson 161

13 Karma, Conditionality and Clinging to the Self: The Tennant Years as Seen Through a Tibetan Buddhist Lens Kristine Larsen 174

14 'There never was a Golden Age': Doctor Who and the Apocalypse Andrew Crome 189

15 'Qui Quae Quod': Doctor Who and the History of Magic Alexander Cummins 205

16 The Church Militant? The Church of England, Humanity and the Future in Doctor Who Marcus Harmes 221

17 Bigger on the Inside? Doctoring the Concept of 'Religion or Belief under English Law Russell Sandberg 235

18 'Something woolly and fuzzy': The Representation of Religion in the Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Adventures Noel Brown 248

19 Doctoring the Doctor: Midrashic Adventures in Text and Space Joel Dark 267

Epilogue James McGrath 281

Notes 286

Appendix: Doctor Who episodes, writers and directors 327

Notes on Contributors 340

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