Analyzing Religion in Jonathan Hickman’s Powers of X #5

We are coming close to the end of David Canham‘s analysis of Jonathan Hickman’s House of X/Powers of X series over at Sequart. Here is an excerpt: “One theory of religion postulates that such belief systems arise out of questions that remain (as of yet) beyond our ability to answer. Wondering, ‘Where did everything ultimately…

The Mitchells vs. Technophobia: Balancing a Theological Approach to Technology

By Jake Doberenz There are plenty of examples of entertainment media deconstructing its own existence and warning about the dangers of technology. Shows like Black Mirror asks us to question how media and technology control and affect our lives. Movies from iRobot to Age of Ultron to Ex Machina depict the danger of artificially intelligent…

Analyzing Religion in Jonathan Hickman’s House of X #5

I’m happy to present another installment from our friend David Canham‘s series for Sequart on religion in Jonathan Hickman’s House of X/Powers of X story. Here is an excerpt: “Although only the ninth of twelve chapters, House of X #5 brings the entire House of X / Powers of X series to its thematic and symbolic climax. How fitting then, that…

Extended Call for Papers: Theology and the Riordanverse

Editors: Nathan E. Fleeson and Carolyn M. Jones Medine 2020 marked the 15thAnniversary of the publication of the first book in the Percy Jackson series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, as well as what Rick Riordan claims will be the last in the series, The Trials of Apollo: The Tower of Nero. In those…

Extended Call for Papers: Theology and LOST

Due Date for Abstracts: September 17, 2021 Few commercial television series in recent memory had such a lasting impact on its viewers as did the TV series “Lost” which aired 2004-2010, and although the series is now over a decade old, it is still available on streaming services and its themes are still relevant, perhaps…

Extended Call for Papers: Theology and Margaret Atwood

Since the recent success of the TV series The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood—who has always enjoyed an enthusiastic “fan base” and coterie of admiring readers—has gained a renewed prominence and her work has entered into a kind of renaissance as readers (re)discover her extensive catalogue of writings, including novels, essays, short stories, poetry, and other edited…

Call for Papers: Religion in Spider-Man Comics

Call For Papers: Religion in Spider-Man Comics – A Textual Look at our Favorite Web-Slinger Volume Editor: George Tsakiridis, PhD Abstract and CV Due: October 1, 2021 Initial Final Paper Due: March 1, 2022 There are few comic book heroes that rise to the level of Spider-Man. He is the foundation for most of the…

Reflections on Theology and the Marvel Universe

By Gregory Stevenson In 2019 I had the privilege of working with an exceptional group of scholars as editor for Theology and the Marvel Universe. With the paperback edition now available (and thus at a thankfully cheaper price), this provides a good opportunity to reflect on why I think projects like this are important. Comic book…

What Have We Learned About Prince’s Theology Lately?

By Jonathan H. Harwell, co-editor, Theology and Prince (now released in paperback) Theology and Prince, the inaugural volume of the rapidly growing Theology and Pop Culture series from Lexington Books/Fortress Academic (see the review at Reading Religion here), has now been published in paperback at a lower list price of $39.99.  I am honored to be a co-editor of this…