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by James F. McGrath


1 Popular explorations of religion in Lost include Chris Seay’s The Gospel According to “Lost” (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2009). Academic treatments include Part IV of“Lost” and Philosophy: The Island Has Its Reasons, edited by Sharon M. Kaye (Malden: Wiley/Blackwell, 2007).

2 See Lynette Porter, Tarnished Heroes, Charming Villains and Modern Monsters(Jefferson: McFarland, 2010), pp.75-76, and the chapters by Jeremy Pierce and Sander Lee in Ultimate “Lost” and Philosophy: Think Together, Die Alone, edited by Sharon Kaye (Hoboken: Wiley, 2010).

3 See Robert Asa, “Classic Star Trek and the Death of God: A Case Study of ‘Who Mourns for Adonais?’” in “Star Trek” and Sacred Ground, edited by Jennifer E. Porter and Darcee L. McLaren (Albany: SUNY Press, 1999), pp. 33-59.

4 See The Mythological Dimensions of “Doctor Who,” edited by Anthony S. Burdge, Jessica Burke, and Kristine Larsen (Crawfordville: Kitsune, 2010).

5 See especially Chapter 6 of Douglas E. Cowan’s Sacred Space: The Quest for Transcendence in Science Fiction Film and Television (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2010).

6 Cowan, Sacred Space, pp. x-xi. See also David Seed, Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2011), pp.122-124.

7 Michael Moorcock, Behold the Man (London: Millennium, 1999), p. 104. See also the mention of Jung on p. 60 and the discussion of the novel in Gabriel McKee’s The Gospel According to Science Fiction (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2007), pp.128-131.

8 See, for instance, Helmut Koester, Introduction to the New Testament: History and Literature of Early Christianity. Vol. 2 (Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, 2nd edition 2000), pp. 82, 182.

9 In Winston Sanders’ 1960 story “The Word to Space,” some humans adopt a religion that seems inferior to religions on Earth, simply because of the novelty of its alien origins.

10 Paul Tillich, Dynamics of Faith (Harper & Row, 1957).

11 On this subject explored through the lens of another science fiction series, see Courtland Lewis, “Why Time Lords Do Not Live Forever” in Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith: Religion and “Doctor Who,” edited by Andrew Crome and James F. McGrath (London: Darton, Longman, and Todd, 2013), pp. 1-15.

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