I requested a review copy of the collection of essays edited by James McGrath from Wipf & Stock, and it arrived a few days ago. The chapter breakdown follows:

1 The Dark Dreamlife of Postmodern Theology (Janca-Aji)
2 Sorcerers and Supermen: Old Mythologies in New Guises (Robertson)
3 Star Trekking in China: Science Fiction as Theodicy (Lozada)
4 Science Playing God (Bright)
5 Looking Out for No. 1: Concepts of Good and Evil in Star Trek and The Prisoner
6 Robots, Rights and Religion (McGrath)
7 Angels, Ecthroi, and Celestial Music in the Adolescent Science-Fiction of Madeleine L’Engle
8 Unocvering Embedded theology in Science-Fiction Films: K-PAX Revealed (Blythe)

I read the first half of the book, more or less, the next day. McGrath writes the introduction.

The first chapter is outstanding. The books/films it exegetes are Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children, and Alien Resurrection. These are dark films to be sure, and the latter is the only one I have seen. The first two were the projects of French directors Jean Juenet and Marc Caro. The best sense I can give you of these two films is offered by Janca-Aji, “Although replete with biblical personas, themes, and narratives, their fractured and conflicted presentations disallow refuge in orthodox, or even coherent, theological narratives.” (9)

A fascinating discussion follows. On page 30 Janca-Aji focuses her analysis around the (apparently) anti-Christian concept of Gaia. Although many would see this as incompatible with faith, she quotes Stephen Scharper —

Gaia is significant because it fuses scientific insight and religious imagination in a potentially energizing and transformative way, challenging persons across a broad spectrum of disciplines to deal in an integrative fashion with the ecological crisis. Moreover, just as the Copernican revolution forced humanity to alter its self-proclaimed centrality within the universe, so may Gaia hold the potential for a similarly foundational cultural transition . . . As Lovelock himself comments, Gaia helps us to look at the world, not as a mechanistic Cartesian engine, but as an interrelated, vital, and cooperative enterprise in which interdependency rather than competition is the hallmark of life, revealing at the same time that the context in which human praxis is waged is also one of critical and unavoidable interconnectedness… Gaia forces us to expand our notion of context beyond social, economic, and political dimensions to include a critical planetary dimension. (30)

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