How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith, and Politics at the End of the World, 1st Edition

  • Robert Joustra
  • Alissa Wilkinson
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467445290
  • ISBN-13: 9781467445290
  • DDC: 236
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released April 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Overview

The world is going to hell. So begins this book, pointing to the prevalence of apocalypse — cataclysmic destruction and nightmarish end-of-the-world scenarios — in contemporary entertainment. The authors examine a number of popular stories — from the Cylons in Battlestar Galactica to the purging of innocence in Game of Thrones to the hordes of zombies in The Walking Dead — and argue that such apocalyptic stories reveal a lot about us here and now, about how we conceive of our life together, including some of our deepest tensions and anxieties. Besides analyzing the dsytopian shift in popular culture, the authors also suggest how Christians can live faithfully and with integrity in such a cultural context.