CSCA members in the Vancouver area may be interested to know that Dr. Everett Hamner will be teaching a summer session course at Regent College in July.
INDS 597: “Strange Grace: Science Fiction and Theology”
Like the best theology, science fiction can make the strange ordinary and the ordinary strange. Like science fiction, authentic faith requires openness to questions and ambiguity. Through a wide range of works, including short stories, novels by Ursula Le Guin, Mary Doria Russell, and Margaret Atwood, and several films, learn how this speculative genre can cultivate grace, challenge a rigid vision of God, and bring our scientific and theological imaginations together. Join us as we find spiritual riches in unexpected places. (Source)
SPEAKER: Dr. Everett Hamner is Associate Professor of English at Western Illinois University. His research focuses on science and technology, religion, and science fiction and the fantastic in literature and film. His writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Christianity and Literature, Literature and Theology, and Religion and Literature. (Source)