When I first launched this blog, the world was entering lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic. My partner and I sued up Twelve Monkeys, the tv series streaming on Hulu at the time. Viewing sci-fi as a biblical scholar has me thinking about many religious themes like salvation, apocalyptic hope, science, humanism, love, death and rebirth, and lots more. I blogged about some of these topics, which launched this very blog.
It seemed fitting that my first podcast should summarize my thoughts on the series and blogging about religious themes in sci-fi. I was hoping you could take a listen and let me know what you think. I will definitely have more to say as I am currently working on a book about sci-fi and religion.
Dr. Erica Mongé-Greer, holding a PhD in Divinity from the University of Aberdeen, is a distinguished researcher and educator specializing in Biblical Ethics, Mythopoeia, and Resistance Theory. Her work focuses on justice in ancient religious texts, notably reinterpreting Psalm 82’s ethics in the Hebrew Bible, with her findings currently under peer review.
In addition to her academic research, Dr. Mongé-Greer is an experienced University instructor, having taught various biblical studies courses. Her teaching philosophy integrates theoretical discussions with practical insights, promoting an inclusive and dynamic learning environment.
Her ongoing projects include a book on religious themes in the series Battlestar Galactica and further research in biblical ethics, showcasing her dedication to interdisciplinary studies that blend religion with contemporary issues.