The Gospel According to Star Trek: The Original Crew

The Gospel According to Star Trek The Original Crew What s Christian about Star Trek Nothing That s the way most people see it and that certainly seems to be the way the franchise is intended There s no question that the Trek universe is based on a dog

  • Title: The Gospel According to Star Trek: The Original Crew
  • Author: Kevin C. Neece John Tenuto
  • ISBN: 9781625640598
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Paperback
  • What s Christian about Star Trek Nothing That s the way most people see it and that certainly seems to be the way the franchise is intended There s no question that the Trek universe is based on a doggedly humanistic world view and is set in a future time when religion has essentially vanished from Earth If that s the case, how can there even be a gospel according toWhat s Christian about Star Trek Nothing That s the way most people see it and that certainly seems to be the way the franchise is intended There s no question that the Trek universe is based on a doggedly humanistic world view and is set in a future time when religion has essentially vanished from Earth If that s the case, how can there even be a gospel according to Star Trek In The Gospel According to Star Trek The Original Crew, you ll discover how the continuing voyages of Kirk and company aboard the Enterprise from the original series to the Abramsverse tell us about our human quest for God than you ever imagined You ll learn how Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry s own spiritual quest informed the franchise, what he and the series really have to say about God and religion, and the amazing image of Christ contained in Star Trek s most popular character You ll also see how Star Trek can help us recover a deeper, fully human gospel that embraces our humanity instead of denigrating it and echoes the call of both Spock and Christ Live long and prosper John 10 10 You hold in your hands a treasure So don t read this endorsement instead, read this book, which we are fortunate to have The proof of this endorsement is to be found in reading Kevin s book The eyes of your heart may be opened too David Naugle, Distinguished University Professor, Dallas Baptist University author of Worldview The History of a Concept 2002 Don t be scared off by the title, Trek fans Whether Christian, pagan, atheist, or any other corner on the global higher power scale, you ll find plenty of new insights into the human adventure amid the dots Kevin C Neece connects in The Gospel According to Star Trek Kevin looks at Star Trek s love hate relationship with paradises, god things, baby steps humanity, alien deities, and even the wacky implications of the animated series, and finds something to intrigue everyone Larry Nemecek, author, Star Trek Stellar Cartography The Starfleet Reference Library Founder, Trekland s Portal 47 If you thought there was little Christians could learn from Star Trek, Kevin C Neece will show you another way into a rich theological frontier in the Star Trek universe This book is not only helpful for seeing connections between Christian Faith and Star Trek but also a great example of faithful engagement with culture Vincent Bacote, Associate Professor of Theology, Wheaton College Star Trek may or may not have been Christian, but it was highly spiritual Star Trek and religion ask many of the same questions Doing good, being honest, helping others, understanding, friendship, self sacrifice, loyalty these are all Star Trek themes They are also the main tenets of Christianity The Gospel According to Star Trek is a smart and engaging book and Kevin C Neece s passion for the subject matter and excellent research make for a fascinating read BarBara Luna, Actress, Star Trek episode Mirror, Mirror role of Marlena Moreau Stories do than entertain They subtly shape our loves, beliefs, and what we think is possible Stories are written by someone from somewhere, so the better we understand that person and his worldview, the better we can appreciate how his stories work on us This is why Trekkies need to read Kevin C Neece s penetrating and winsome study on Gene Roddenberry and his Star Trek series They will be challenged and pleasantly encouraged Mike Wittmer, Professor of Systematic Theology, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Kevin C Neece reveals the innumerable ways Star Trek parallels the Christian story of love, sacrifice, peace, and justice, while demonstrating how this gospel connection is why Star Trek resonates with so many people on such a deep level In a Christian subculture that often focuses on how pop culture is anti Christian, The Gospel According to Star Trek is

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    1 thought on “The Gospel According to Star Trek: The Original Crew”

    1. While many other "Gospel According" books are somewhat cute and creative, Neece was insightful, intellectually astute and theologically deep. Simply, I was greatly and pleasantly surprised by a monograph that was academically solid, well researched, easy to read but culled significant nuggets of insight from the entire Star Trek crew of the original characters. While Christological in perspective, Neece was not abusive to the broader religious consciousness of the franchise and would be a profit [...]

    2. If you're a Trekie, you'll find this an interesting read. What I found especially interesting was the in-depth evaluation of beliefs of Gene Rodenberry, the show's creator. Don't worry, this book is not an attempt to make Star Trek into a Christian series secretly promoting the faith. Instead Neece examines the series through a Christian worldview.

    3. Aside from a couple of chapters that I thought were a little short-sighted, I think this is an excellent discussion on the theology and spirituality that warps through Star Trek: The Original Series just as the Enterprise warps through space. As Neece convincingly argues, Star Trek is more about faith formation than space exploration. If you love Star Trek and science fiction or simply caught the new film series and are somewhat interested, then you should absolutely read The Gospel According to [...]

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