A book I’m very much looking forward to it released next week, and we’ll be reviewing it properly soon, but here’s a heads up.
Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith, is to our knowledge the first major study of religion and Doctor Who.
It is compiled by Andrew Crome, Lecturer in the History of Modern Christianity at the University of Manchester, and James McGrath, Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language & Literature at Butler University, USA.
TARDIF explores the subject of religion and Doctor Who in its broadest possible context, examining portrayals of religion within the show, religious concepts which might be addressed through Doctor Who, and the use of the programme by religious believers. Chapters cover topics such as the religious coding of the Doctor, the relationship between time and theology on the show, whether Doctor Who fandom could ever be considered a legal religion and the show’s interaction with Buddhist concepts.
The essays are all written in an accessible but academically thorough style, aiming to appeal both to academic readers in the fields of religion, media studies and English, as well as to fans with an interest in religion or in analysing Doctor Who.
Published by DLT Books, this is a must read, in my opinion.