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How to survive the Apocalypse : zombies, cylons, faith, and politics at the end of the world

Author: Robert Joustra; Alissa Wilkinson
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michighan : Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The world is going to hell. So begins this book, pointing to the prevalence of apocalypse -- cataclysmic destruction and nightmarish end-of-the-world scenarios -- in contemporary entertainment. In How to Survive the Apocalypse Robert Joustra and Alissa Wilkinson examine a number of popular stories -- from the Cylons in Battlestar Galactica to the purging of innocence in Game of Thrones to the hordes of zombies in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Joustra; Alissa Wilkinson
ISBN: 9780802872715 0802872719
OCLC Number: 936687380
Description: viii, 198 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The world is going to hell --
A short history of the secular age --
A short history of the Apocalypse --
Keep calm and fight the cylons: new ways to be human --
Remember my name: antiheroes and inescapable horizons --
A lonely man, his computer, and the politics of recognition --
Winter is coming: the slide to subjectivism --
How to survive the zombie Apocalypse --
The scandal of subtler languages --
May the odds be ever in your favor: learning to love faithful institutions --
On Babylon's side.
Responsibility: Robert Joustra & Alissa Wilkinson.

Abstract:

The world is going to hell. So begins this book, pointing to the prevalence of apocalypse -- cataclysmic destruction and nightmarish end-of-the-world scenarios -- in contemporary entertainment. In How to Survive the Apocalypse Robert Joustra and Alissa Wilkinson examine a number of popular stories -- from the Cylons in Battlestar Galactica to the purging of innocence in Game of Thrones to the hordes of zombies in The Walking Dead -- and argue that such apocalyptic stories reveal a lot about us here and now, about how we conceive of our life together, including some of our deepest tensions and anxieties. Besides analyzing the dsytopian shift in popular culture, Joustra and Wilkinson also suggest how Christians can live faithfully and with integrity in such a cultural context.
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