Praise for this intriguing look at Philip Pullman's best-selling fantasy series
"In Donna Freitas and Jason King's creative, compelling reading, Pullman emerges not as the atheist he always said he was, but as an unwittingwitness to a divine force that longs to be with creation. It will not only change howyou read Pullman--it may change how you think about your own story, too."
--Lauren F. Winner, author, "Girl Meets God"
"Freitas and King clearly know their material andhave the requisite passion for their topic."
"Most readers of Pullman's His Dark Materials find ourselves wrestling with itsideas long after we've closed the books, and Freitas and King jump into the ring withpassion and a truly unique perspective. Reading this lively and thoughtful book is like discussing the trilogy over coffee with your very smartest friends."
--Kathryne B. Alfred, The Longstockings
"Killing the Imposter God" explores the complex religious and spiritual dimensions of the best-selling fantasy series. Donna Freitas and Jason King--scholars of religion and popular culture--reveal how humanity's moral and religious issues play out in Pullman's literary phenomenon, showing that the trilogy--far from preaching atheism, as many have suggested--actually presents a vision of a universe permeated with divinity and rich with the Christian tradition Pullman himself so publicly rejects. Weaving together critical theory that spans the disciplines of theology, ethics, feminist studies, and philosophy, the authors examine the questions "His Dark Materials" raises about destruction and salvation, love and redemption, the abuse of power, and the divine--making the case that Pullman the self-professed atheist has created a Christian classic of our times.
About the Author :
Donna Freitas has contributed to Killing the Impostor God: Philip Pullman's Spiritual Imagination in His Dark Materials as an author.
Donna Freitas is a professor at Boston University. Her writing has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including The Boston Globe, Newsweek, Salon, and The Wall Street Journal. She contributes regularly to a oeOn Faith, a an online panel co-sponsored by Newsweek and The Washington Post, and she is an occasional commentator for NPRa (TM)s All Thinga (TM)s Considered. Growing up, Donna could often be found covered in flour in the wee hours of the morning making pasta from scratch with her Italian mother and grandmother, listening to them pray to one saint or another. She lives in New York
|Title:||Killing the Impostor God: Philip Pullman's Spiritual Imagination in His Dark Materials||Publisher:||Jossey-Bass|
|Author:||Donna Freitas, Jason King|
|No. of Pages:||224|
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