X-Men and Philosophy

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X-Men and Philosophy: Astonishing Insight and Uncanny Argument in the Mutant X-Verse will be published in about two months, at the end of March. You can see the table of contents to see the range of topics covered (and here is the Amazon entry). My chapter, "Mutants and the Metaphysics of Race", will be my first publication besides a book review on the InterVarsity four views volume on God and time, so I'm looking forward to getting a copy to hold in my hands rather than having to look at it in PDF form.

The chapter on destiny and prophecy I wrote for the forthcoming volume in the same series on Harry Potter will not be surfacing anywhere near as quickly. The publisher decided they wanted it to come out at the same time as the final movie. Since they haven't released movie six yet, and there will be eight movies, we'll have a while to wait. The current expectation for the second Deathly Hallows movie is May 2011. The book is pretty much done, but they're going to sit on it for two and a half years rather than releasing it with the sixth movie and then allowing themselves the opportunity to do a second one with the final film.

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man, you have no idea how excited i am for you to be published in this joint. almost as excited as i'm gonna be to say i e-know somebody who wrote in it.

i'm looking forward to it.

Since I'm a former comic book fan of the X-men back in my long-ago youth AND since I'm Christian too who stops by this blogsite about 3-4 times a year...

I'm really delighted and happy for you Jeremy to be publishing this book!!!!

I will probably buy several of your books to give them to my atheist comics-lover friends. And maybe your book can be an evangelistic tool for God's glory!!

I doubt my contribution to this book will have much an effect with respect to Christianity, since it's about mutants and race, but thanks! I haven't looked carefully enough at the other chapters yet to see what they're all about, so there's a chance that something in the book will positively argue for claims that are important to Christianity, but I don't know how likely that is. I don't think there's any reason to expect it in a book like this. (The Harry Potter one will be another story entirely. I know that several Christians are contributing chapters to that, and at least one is directly related to issues that come up in Christian thought. I'd guess that mine isn't the only one.)

So very cool.

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