Scientific Mythologies: How Science and Science Fiction Forge New Religious Beliefs
InterVarsity Press, Jan 1, 2008 - 288 pages
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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