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…

Book Review: Theology and Prince

Recently, my friend Dr. Jeremy Perigo agreed to review Theology and Prince (part of the Theology and Pop Culture book series) for the American Academy of Religion‘s Reading Religion book review site. Here is a snippet of Dr. Perigo’s review: “This collection of essays will quickly become an essential starting point for future Prince scholars….

Theology and Horror: Answering the Concerns of the Critics

Guest post by John W. Morehead As a co-editor with Brandon Grafius of the new volume Theology and Horror: Explorations of the Dark Religious Imagination, I was asked to submit a post to help bring attention to our new work. I will use the opportunity to respond to tendencies that at times see a disconnect between…

Call for Papers: Theology and Protest Music

Editors: Dr. Heidi M. Altman (haltman@georgiasouthern.edu) & Jonathan H. Harwell (jharwell@rollins.edu) Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for a potential edited volume of essays on theology from various faiths connected with protest music of various popular genres.  Essays should be written for academics, but avoid jargon in order to be accessible for the layperson.  Women…

35% Holiday Discount on Theology and Pop Culture Series

Happy Holidays everyone! Rowman and Littlefield is running at 35% discount on its books during the holiday season, and that includes in-stock print titles and ebooks for the Theology and Pop Culture series. I’m not sure if it works with pre-orders (like with our upcoming Theology and Horror title), but it definitely is good for…

Call for Papers: Theology and Dystopia

Call for Abstracts: Theology and Dystopia  Edited by Scott Donahue-Martens and Brandon Simonson From the Greek dus- (“bad”) and topos (“place”), dystopia as a genre is often characterized by its use of post-apocalyptic and totalitarian imagery. Dystopia stands in contrast with its counterpart utopia, an equally far-off yet disparately ideal world. Both dystopian and utopian worlds abound with…

Sports and Play in Christian Theology

By John Tucker Sport is a major preoccupation of the modern world. It consumes the time and energies of millions of people around the globe. It shapes the identity of individuals, communities, and nations.[1] For many participants, it operates much like a functional equivalent of religion, giving them a way to interpret and understand the…

THEOCON Goes Virtual! Sept. 19!

Hello friends! If you follow this site, then you may have seen some posts about an event called TheoCon in the past. TheoCon is an all day event where people come to discuss the intersection between faith, philosophy, and popular culture! Founded by Rev. Shayna Watson in 2018, this is TheoCon’s third year in existence….

Call for Papers: Fantasy, Theology, and the Imagination

Call for Papers: Fantasy, Theology, and the Imagination Edited by Austin M. Freeman, Andrew D. Thrasher, and Fotini Toso  In the world of High Fantasy, authors create fictional worlds that often reflect human religiosity and theological themes in new and creative ways. Through theological and religious analyses of high fantasy and fantasy series, the editors…

EXTENDED Call for Papers: Theology and Breaking Bad

***The original call for papers has been extended until October 01, 2020! Call for Papers: Theology and Breaking Bad Editors: David K. Goodin, McGill University, School of Religious Studies david.goodin@mcgill.ca; George Tsakiridis, South Dakota State University george.tsakiridis@sdstate.edu Abstract and CV Due: October 01, 2020 “Say my name!” The moral universe of the era-defining AMC neo-Western crime…