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This week I had the great pleasure of speaking with Professor (PhD) James McGrath from Butler University about religion and the intersection with sci-fi as it relates to thought experiments around ethics and all other aspects of our lives .
James is Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature. He has also written a "prequel" about the broader context of monotheism and Christology in ancient Judaism and Christianity, The Only True God: Early Christian Monotheism in Its Jewish Context, published by University of Illinois Press. In addition to his work on the New Testament and early Christianity, Dr. McGrath also does research on topics such as the Mandaeans (the last surviving Gnostic group from the ancient world) and religion and science fiction. On the latter subject, he is the editor of Religion and Science Fiction and co-editor of Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith: Religion and Doctor Who. He blogs at Religion Prof.
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