I did not attend a session at SwTx Pop Culture that I wish now I had gone to.
Philosophy and Religion in the Whedonverse
Subtracting the Subject: Alain Badiou and Joss Whedon Against the
Katie Kohn, The European Graduate School
â€œNot Very Christian of Meâ€: The Escapist Faith of a Lost Shepherd in Joss Whedon’s Firefly
Ian Klein, Independent Scholar
KJ Swanson, Mars Hill Graduate School
The New Dale in Sunnydale: A Critique of Dale Koontzâ€™s Faith and Choice in the Works of Joss Whedon
Doug Rabb and Mike Richardson, Lakehead University
But even though I did not attend (and I should have), I am getting to read Ian and KJ’s paper, because KJ sent it to me. Yeah for her!!!
I am finding it very intriguing. In fact, I’m almost having a dialogue with it as I read. I keep thinking, ah, I might go here with this. Where are they going?
I love this quote.
The fact that Book clearly had a conversion experience is far more significant than the details of his “unsaved” past (9).
I am still reading. But it is interesting and challenging stuff.