Title

Technoculture and Transcendence: A Theological Exploration of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy

Document Type

Video

Publication Date

4-22-2015

Abstract

The popular Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood doesn’t like to see her work under the “science fiction” label. She thinks “speculative fiction” is a more apt descriptor for a series of novels that present a world of technical possibilities not very distant from our own. Reading her work through the philosophical lens of Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age gives us a cultural artifact suitable for multi-layered theological reflection. This lecture will explore themes related to the doctrines of creation and eschatology emerging from Atwood’s dystopian take on modern culture.

Co-sponsored by the Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary.

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