Religions of Star Trek by Ross Shepard Kraemer
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Religions of "Star Trek"
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Religions of Star Trek by Ross Shepard Kraemer

Book Description

Is there a God? What evil lurks beyond the stars? Can science save one's soul? Profound questions like these have consumed human thought over the ages; they also inspired the original creators of the Star Trek canon of TV series and films. Religions of Star Trek tackles these challenging questions head-on in a remarkable look at one of sci-fi's great success stories.Analyzing more than three decades of screen adventure, the authors depict a Star Trek transformed, corresponding to the resurgence of religion in American public discourse. The authors identify the many religious characters in Star Trek, tracing the roots of scientific humanism to more contemporary aspects of religion and spirituality. Through it all, the creators' visionary outlook remains constant: a humanistic faith in free will and the salvific nature of dispassionate scientific inquiry.This book was not prepared, licensed, approved, or endorsed by any entity involved in creating or producing the Star Trek television series or films.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813341156
ISBN-10: 0813341159
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman World by Ross Shepard Kraemer Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman World, Hardback (April 2004)

This is a substantially expanded and completely revised edition of a book first published by Fortress Press in 1988 as Maenads, Martyrs, Matrons, Monastics. It collects translations of primary texts relevant to women's religion (pagan, Jewish, and Christian) in Western antiquity, from the fourth century BCE to the fifth century CE.

Her Share of the Blessings by Ross Shepard Kraemer Her Share of the Blessings, Paperback (January 1994)

The first comprehensive look at women's religions in Greco-Roman antiquity, this book vividly recreates the religious lives of early Christian, Jewish, and pagan women based on epitaphs and public inscriptions, letters and personal documents, references in literary works, and feminist and anthropological studies.

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Author Biography - Ross Shepard Kraemer

Ross S. Kraemer is professor of religious studies at Brown University, and she has a Ph.D. in religion from Princeton University. William Cassidy is professor on human studies at Alfred University. Susan L. Schwartz is associate professor of religion at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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