Theology, Religion, and Pop Culture Series

Call for Volume Submissions

***After some consideration, Fortress Academic and myself have renamed the series from Theology and Pop Culture to Theology, Religion, and Pop Culture in order to expand the disciplinary aims of the series and make clear the desire for contributions from Religious Studies and/or non-confessional scholars.

The Theology, Religion, and Pop Culture series from Lexington Books and Fortress Academic is interested in proposed volumes on various themes related to popular culture, i.e., music, television, movies, etc. Such themes can include a genre (ex: science fiction), a favorite director (ex: Stanley Kubrick), or an author (ex: James Baldwin). Potential volume editors should submit a CV and a short prospectus (300-500 words) including a projected table of contents (if single-authored), projected length, and a date of submission to series editor Matthew Brake at

Available Volumes:

Unknown-1.jpeg Theology and Prince, edited by Jonathan Harwell and Katrina Jenkins. Now available!

Unknown.jpeg Theology and the Marvel Universe, edited by Greg Stevenson. Now available!

9781978707955 Theology and Westworld, edited by Juli Gittinger and Shayna Sheinfeld. Now available!

9781978711433 Sports and Play in Christian Theology, edited by John Tucker and Philip Halstead. Now available!

9781978707986 Theology and Horror: Explorations of the Dark Religious Imagination, edited by Brandon Grafius and John Morehead. Now available!

9781978710085 René Girard, Theology, and Pop Culture, edited by Ryan G. Duns and T. Derrick Witherington. Now available!

9781978710894 Theology and Spider-Man, edited by George Tsakiridis. Now available!

9781978707627 Theology and Game of Thrones, edited by Matthew Brake. Now available!

9781978708167 Dread and Hope: Christian Eschatology and Pop Culture, by Joshua Wise. Now available!

9781978711167 Theology and Black Mirror, edited by Amber Bowen and John Anthony Dunne. Now available!

9781978707238 Theology and the Star Wars Universe, edited by Ben Espinoza. Now available!

9781978712720 Theology and Breaking Bad, edited by David K. Goodin and George Tsakiridis. Now available!

9781978711709 Theology and H.P. Lovecraft, edited by Austin M. Freeman. Now available!

9781978713291 Theology, Religion, and Dystopia, edited by Scott Donahue-Martens and Brandon Simonson. Now available!

9781978710740 Theology and Batman: Examining  the Religious World of the Dark Knight, edited by Matthew Brake and C.K. Robertson. Now available!

9781978715035 Animated Parables: A Pedagogy of Seven Deadly Sins and a Few Virtues, by Terry Lindvall. Now available! 

9781978713444 Theology and Protest Music, edited by Heidi Altman and Jonathan Harwell. Coming April 2023! Available for pre-order!

9781978710689 Bob Dylan and the Spheres of Existence, by Christopher B. Barnett. Coming April 2023! Available for pre-order!

missingimages-1 The Spirit and the Screen: Pneumatological Reflections on Contemporary Cinema, edited by Chris E. W. Green and Steven Félix-Jäger. Coming June 2023! Available for pre-order!

missingimages-1 Theology and the Avett Brothers, edited by Alex Sosler. Coming June 2023! Available for pre-order!

missingimages-1 Theology and the DC Universe, edited by Gabriel McKee and Roshan Abraham. Coming June 2023! Available for pre-order!

missingimages-1 Theology and Star Trek, edited by Shaun C. Brown and Amanda MacInnis Hackney. Coming June 2023! Available for pre-order!

Volumes Under Production:

Theology and Black Panther, edited by Kimberly Hampton, Travis Harris, and Matthew Brake.

Theology and Country Music, by Justin Barringer and Joshua Ward Jeffrey.

Theology and Neil Gaiman, edited by Zachary Smith.

Theological Anthropology and Pop Culture, by Tim Posada.

Theology and Lars von Trier, by John Panteleimon Manoussakis.

Theology and The Americans, by George Tsakiridis.

Soteriology and Pop Culture, by Katherine Billotte-Kelaidis.

Theology and Progressive Rock, by Frank Felice and James McGrath.

The Bible and Hip Hop, by Travis Terrell Harris and Eric Jarrard.

Theology and the Films of Darren Aronofsky, by Brett David Potter.

Kierkegaard and Pop Culture, by Hoon J. Lee.

Theology and Wes Anderson, by Joshua Hollmann.

Theology and Harry Potter, edited by Taylor Ott and Shaun Brown.

Theology and Christopher Nolan, by Joel Mayward.

Theology and Tolkien, vol. 1, edited by Douglas Estes.

Theology and Tolkien, vol. 2, edited by Douglas Estes.

Theology and the Paranormal, by Richard McCarty.

Theology and Fantasy, edited by Austin Freeman, Andrew Thrasher, and Fotini Toso.

Natural Theology and Pop Culture, by Joshua Hollman.

Theology and Folk Horror, by Andreas Andreopoulos and David Oliff.

Theology and Science Fiction, by Rebecca K. Johnson and James E. Siburt.

Theology and Stand-Up Comedy, by Jake Myers.

Theology and the Blues, edited by Justin McLendon.

Theology and Lost, edited by June-Ann Greeley.

Theology and Margaret Atwood, edited by June-Ann Greeley.

Theology and the Riordanverse, edited by Nathan Fleeson and Carolyn M. Jones Medine.

Theology and Vampires, edited by Madeline Potter.

Theology and Wes Craven, edited by David Goodin.

Theology, Religion, and the Witcher, edited by Yael Cameron.