Christian fiction
March 23, 2020

The Hollow Christians Of End Times Fiction, Part 3 (Paul Maltby)

The following is republished from Religious Theory. It is the last of a three-part series. The first can be found here, the second here. End Times fiction must be distinguished from other literary genres by its conspicuous absence of local color, its lifeless mise-en-scène and, in particular, writing that relays no vivid…

Christian fiction Uncategorized
March 9, 2020

The Hollow Christians Of End Times Fiction, Part 2 (Paul Maltby)

The following is republished from Religious Theory. It is the second of a three-part series. The first can be found here. End Times fiction’s unrelenting focus on human sinfulness and unworthiness, a focus that reflects the defining tenet of fundamentalist anthropology, leaves out of account the doctrine of the Imago Dei.…

Christian fiction
February 28, 2020

The Hollow Christians Of End Times Fiction, Part 1 (Paul Maltby)

The following is republished from Religious Theory. A flaw at the heart of End Times fiction gravely weakens its credibility as Christian literature. Its stock characters lack the degree of interiority required for convincing narratives of encounters with the transcendent. The formulaic style of characterization eviscerates Christian experience. This deficiency…

Popular Culture Visual Culture
February 5, 2020

Searching For The Soul In The Digital Age (Karli Brittz)

A version of this article appeared in Image & Text, Number 31, September 2018. In 2015 Pixar Animation and Disney released Inside Out, a clever, moving film depicting the science of emotion and workings of the inner mind. The film translates cognitive aspects of being human, feeling and memory into…

Arts and Society
January 21, 2020

Reflections On “Anarchist” Structures And Aesthetics In Cultural Collectives, Part 2 (Jeffrey Swartz)

The following is the second installment of a two-part series. The first can be found here. An abridged version of this text was previously published in Spanish as “Reflexiones sobre las estructuras y estéticas anarquistas en los colectivos culturales”, in Sitesize, ¡Cataluña termina aquí! ¡Aquí empieza Murcia!, Barcelona: Sitesize, 2014The featured…

Film
December 30, 2019

Horror Fiction And Catholic Theology – A Rhetorical Synthesis, Part 2 (Gavin Hurley)

The following is the second installment of a two-part series. The first installment can be found here. The article is published simultaneously with Religious Theory. What specifically sets horror apart from other genres such as fantasy and science fiction? The distinction can be distilled down to the genre’s affect of fear.…

Film
December 16, 2019

Horror Fiction And Catholic Theology – A Rhetorical Synthesis, Part 1 (Gavin Hurley)

The following is the first installment of a two-part series. The article is published simultaneously with Religious Theory. Catholic horror—horror fiction that integrates Catholic perspectives into the fiction itself—is often be seen by Catholics to be incompatible with the mission of the religion. These skeptics argue that popular culture media…

Film
November 20, 2019

The Curse Of La Llorona, Part 3 (Bernadette Calafell And Stefanie Fajardo)

The following is the third installment of a three-part series. The first can be found here. The second is here. Post/Colonialism in the Film There are not only unequal and exploitative relationships between men and women in The Curse of La Llorona, the relationship between whiteness and Mexican bodies and culture…