Returning to Yourself and to God in Walt Whitman

By Samuel Bennett According to David L. Weddle, religion rests on two pillars: miracle stories and practices of sacrifice.[1] The miracle story announces good news: the mundane plane upon which we typically live and have our being is not the whole story; and the divine side of reality occasionally crosses over to ours. Energized by the…

Call for Papers: Theology and Spider-Man

Call for Papers: Theology and Spider-Man Volume Editor: George Tsakiridis, PhD Abstract and CV Due: November 30, 2019 Final Paper Due: May 1, 2020 He’s the classic superhero of the Marvel age: Spider-Man. Marvel comics wouldn’t be the titan of content it is without him. He’s been portrayed in multiple comic books, television series, and…

EXTENDED Call for Papers: Theology and the DC Universe

Over the last several years, scholars have demonstrated the salience of popular culture as a site for the academic study of religion, in areas including video games, science fiction, film, and comics. The study of religion and comics is flourishing with several monographs, edited volumes, and articles having come out in the last several years….

Matthew Brake on TheoFantastique

This has been the week for podcasts with friends! I (Matt) had the opportunity at the beginning of the week to record an episode for the TheoFantastique blog podcast with John Morehead. John is actually co-editing an upcoming book on Theology and Horror. It was a pleasure to sit down and talk to him. One particular joy…

Matthew Brake on Theology Shorts

This week, I (Matt) had an opportunity to sit down with a friend of the blog and co-editor of the forthcoming Theology and Star Trek volume Shaun Brown, host of Theology Shorts to discuss the blog, the Theology and Pop Culture series, and the Religion and Comics series. Check out the episode as well as the rest of Shaun’s…

Titans and the Beautiful Terror of Divine Community

By Danny Anderson The DC Universe series Titans is set to drop its second season on September 6th. The show, a very adult rendition of DC’s popular Teen Titans combo, conspicuously drops the “Teen” from its title. This dark move has been the main focus of the conversation about the show, with many viewers making the claim…