Scientific Mythologies: How Science and Science Fiction Forge New Religious Beliefs

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InterVarsity Press, Jan 1, 2008 - 288 pages
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James A. Herrick looks at the surprisingly frequent collusion of science and science fiction for promoting and justifying alternative religions or spiritualities.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
New Myths for a New Age
28
The Myth of the Extraterrestrial
42
The Myth of Space
74
The Myth of the New Humanity
97
The Myth of the Future
130
The Myth of the Spiritual Race
159
The Myth of Space Religion
192
The Myth of Alien Gnosis
214
Conclusion
247
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James A. Herrick is Guy Vander Jagt Professor of Communication at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

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