For more on this interpretation of authenticity in the Whedonverse, see Joseph J. Foy and Dean A. Kowalski, “Seeking Authenticity in the Whedonverse,” in The Philosophy ofJoss Whedon, 151–167. 29. The story arc extends from “Darla” to ...
Author: Anthony R. Mills,
Category: Performing Arts
This is a collection of new essays on the religious themes in, and the implications of, the works of Joss Whedon, creator of such shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, and more recently writer and director of the box-office hit Marvel’s The Avengers. The book addresses such topics as ethics, racism, feminism, politics, witchcraft, spiritual transformation, identity, community, heroism, apocalypse, and other theologically significant themes of Whedon’s creative enterprises. The disciplinary approaches vary as well; history, theology, philosophy of religion, phenomenology, cultural studies, and religious studies are all employed. The various essay authors differ in that some are clearly believers in God, some are clearly not, and others leave that matter aside.