Pub Night: Kevin Wetmore, author of The Theology of Battlestar Galactica
What do LMU faculty do after class? Students, staff, and other faculty alike are invited to find out at Faculty Pub Night.
The second Pub Night of Spring 2014 features Kevin Wetmore, Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts at LMU. (Also an actor, director, stunt man, and stand up comedian.)
Professor Wetmore (who also earned a degree in Theological studies from LMU while on faculty here) will be discussing his book The Theology of Battlestar Galactica: American Christianity in the 2004-2009 series (McFarland 2012).
The reimagined television series Battlestar Galactica (2005-2009 on the SciFi Channel) features religion and theology among its central concerns -- but does not simply use its myriad faiths as plot devices or background material. Battlestar Galactica is, in and of itself, a theological text. Over the course of 87 episodes and two television movies, the series' narrative arc explores the meanings of salvation, prophecy, exile, apocalypse, resurrection, and messianism, and clearly demonstrates the working of a divine will in a material world. The book offers a systematic theology for each of Battlestar Galactica's invented religions and surveys echoes of American Christianity in the groundbreaking series.
All Pub Nights are free and open to the public. Pub refreshments and snacks will be served, and copies of The Theology of Battlestar Galactica will be available for sale and signing.
Please RSVP below.
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
- 5:30pm - 6:30pm
- Von der Ahe Family Suite (library level 3)
- Book Event