The church militant? The Church of England, humanity and the future in Doctor Who

Harmes, Marcus (2013) The church militant? The Church of England, humanity and the future in Doctor Who. In: Time and relative dimensions in faith: religion and Doctor Who. Darton, Longman and Todd, London, United Kingdom, pp. 221-234. ISBN 9780232530216

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Marcus Harmes, meanwhile, considers different portrayals of the Church of England in the Russell T. Davies and Stephen Moffat eras. Whereas Davies's episodes featured the Church both literally and metaphorically under attack, Moffat portrays a reconstructed, active and militarised (if theologically vague) Church of England. Reading this through Iris Murdoch's novel The Time of the Angels, Harmes offers important insights into the way religion is portrayed in Doctor Who, and the institutional Church is seen in science fiction in general.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Open Access College
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2013 04:49
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 01:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: Doctor Who (television program); science fiction; Church of England; Anglican Church; Iris Murdoch (novelist)
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology

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