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Julie Clawson on Torchwood as Postcolonial Science Fiction

I just love it when postcolonial theory and science fiction on television fit together just so nicely. I am also big fan of this years Torchwood series: Miracle Day. I find it intriguing, just like the following quotes:

“I love the show because it is so real. As absurd as it sounds to describe a science-fiction show as real, it is the honest depiction of the fluidity and complexity of our identity that resonates so well.”

“The rigid definitions of who we claim to be break down when seen light of our relations to others. We are the victim and the oppressor, we are the hero and the villain, we are friend and we are the enemy – all at the same time. South Africa discovered this after Apartheid. They knew that to even function as a postcolonial nation the community had to let go of binary labels like victim and oppressor, confess their corporate complicity in evil, and embrace the messiness of living in relation with complex people.”

See the rest of this post: Julie Clawson: The Complexity of Identity

Props to James Mcgrath

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Blog Posts of Note: Week of March 20th to March 26th 2011

Nichole M Flores, who also blogs at Women In Theology, talks about Fannie Lou Hamer, Civil Rights Protests, and preaching.

Rachel Held Evans considers herself the worst pacifist in the world because of her sorta support for overthrowing Libya’s dictator. She was not alone this week but I stand by my three posts opposing the overthrow, especially in light of Joel’s new post about who the rebels are. Dun dun dun.

Meanwhile, Katie of Women In Theology wrote one of the best Christian pacifists posts of the week.

Cynthia R. Nielsen has began a series on Foucault, Augustine, and humility (2 of those three are some of my fave topics, 1 is not, you can guess). Part 1 ANDPART 2.

Julie Clawson discusses theology that matters.



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Blog Posts of Note: March 13th to March 19th 2011

Jesus Take The Wheelie

Julie Clawson reviews Rob Bell’s Love Wins.

Rachel Held Evans talks about how not to respond to a natural disaster.  For the record, I do not believe in the modernist, systematic theology category of “natural evil” especially in light of Genesis 1, where G*d the creator made everything GOOD. Everything. Seriously.

Sonja of Women In Theology has two posts on Pope Benedict 16’s book about Jesus. Also, Bridget reflects on its impact potential for Jewish-Christian relations.

Speaking of which, I have post upcoming on ecumenism since it has been the talk of the theo-blogs recently.