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The Theology of Battlestar Galactica

American Christianity in the 2004-2009 Television Series

The Theology of Battlestar Galactica by Kevin J. Wetmore
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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 Battlestar Galactica's invented religions and surveys echoes of American Christianity in the groundbreaking series.
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers; April 2012
221 pages; ISBN 9780786489466
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Title: The Theology of Battlestar Galactica
Author: Kevin J. Wetmore