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The theology of Battlestar Galactica : American Christianity in the 2004-2009 television series

Author: Kevin J Wetmore, Jr.
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
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The reimagined television series Battlestar Galactica (2005 to 2009 on the Sci Fi Channel), features religion and theology among its central concerns--but does not simply use its myriad faiths as plot devices or background material. Battlestar Galactica is, in and of itself, a theological text. Over the course of 87 episodes and two television movies, the series' narrative arc explores the meanings of salvation,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wetmore, Kevin J.
Theology of Battlestar Galactica : American Christianity in the 2004-2009 Television Series.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin J Wetmore, Jr.
ISBN: 9780786489466 0786489464
OCLC Number: 793511370
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 209 pages)
Contents: Created theologies --
A systematic theology of human religion / the human understanding of God --
a systematic theology of Cylon religion / the Cylon understanding of God --
a systematic theology of the Baltar Cult / the Baltar Cult understanding of God --
Real-world echoes --
Gospels, sins and salvation: the use of Christian terminology in BSG --
"In His own image he created them": creation and falls --
Exile and the remnant: religion of the planetless --
The role of prophets --
Starbuck died, Starbuck Is risen, Starbuck will come again: messiahs and resurrection in BSG --
Cylon messiah, human Judas: Baltar, betrayal and redemption --
From Patmos to Caprica: battlestar apocalyptica --
Conclusion: The plan --
Epilogue: The theology of Caprica; or, why parents don't always look like their children --
Appendix I: Episode list --
Appendix II: Glossary.
Responsibility: Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.

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The reimagined television series Battlestar Galactica (2005 to 2009 on the Sci Fi Channel), features religion and theology among its central concerns--but does not simply use its myriad faiths as plot devices or background material. Battlestar Galactica is, in and of itself, a theological text. Over the course of 87 episodes and two television movies, the series' narrative arc explores the meanings of salvation, prophecy, exile, apocalypse, resurrection, and messianism, and clearly demonstrates the working of a divine will in a material world. The book offers a systematic theology for each of.

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