This can be a number of new essays at the spiritual issues in, and the results of, the works of Joss Whedon, writer of such indicates as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, and extra lately author and director of the box-office hit Marvel's The Avengers. The booklet addresses such issues as ethics, racism, feminism, politics, witchcraft, non secular transformation, identification, group, heroism, apocalypse, and different theologically major issues of Whedon's artistic corporations. The disciplinary techniques range in addition; historical past, theology, philosophy of faith, phenom­enology, cultural reviews, and spiritual experiences are all hired. many of the essay authors range in that a few are basically believers in God, a few are sincerely no longer, and others go away that topic apart.

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MacCulloch, The Harrowing of Hell: A Comparative Study of an Early Christian Doctrine (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1930). 38 Joss Whedon and Religion 6. org/archdiocese/departments/outreach/greatlent/resurrectionhandout. 7. Ibid. 8. Ibid. 9. ” every time the priest reads each phrase. 10. jpg. 11. As Alyssa Lyra Pitstick explains, “Christ’s clothing, activity, and mandorla in this icon are in unmistakable contrast to the naked, limp, and apparently merely human Christ in icons of the crucifixion. ” Alyssa Lyra Pitstick, Light in Darkness: Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Catholic Doctrine of Christ’s Descent into Hell (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007), 78.

Her world is turned upside down — her heart broken, her loyalties lost, and her lover becoming the most treacherous of enemies. There is another parallel in the world of theology here and that is to look at Buffy’s transcendent sexual encounter and subsequent negative consequences in light of the experiences of the women religious mystics. 26 Again, Lanzetta: “Defined as a caring, closeness, or affection between subjects that is inmost to them, intimacy is a central feature of women’s mystical texts....

Translated by Alistair Stewart-Sykes. Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2001. Pitstick, Alyssa Lyra. Light in Darkness: Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Catholic Doctrine of Christ’s Descent into Hell. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007. Mary and Buffy Walk into a Bar The Virgin Deity and Buffy the Vampire Slayer VALERIE MAYHEW The virgin slayer stalks her prey by night, the dim moonlight leaving her sharpened wooden weapon obscured by dark shadows. With super human strength and unnatural speed she works tirelessly to keep her companions safe.

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