Is there salvation for the monstrous? This is just one of the important questions we explore in this episode of the Neutral Ground Podcast with my guest Dr. Jonathan Greenaway. We talk about some familiar characters in this episode: Milton's Satan, Frankenstein's creature, Aliens, Scrooge, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and a little Jekyll and Hyde. At the core of the question is the relationship between the created and the yearning for theology. I think this episode connects nicely with our Neomodern concepts that we've been discussing for some time now. I hope you enjoy the episode.
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00:24 Beginning of introduction
02:09 Beginning of conversation
04:15 Why hasn't scholarship taken the theology more seriously?
05:38 I do my best to fumble through a plot summary of Henry James
10:23 Monsters need theology; they crave it.
14:14 Frankenstein lacks a clear story of creation
16:15 Am I the only one who like Alien: Covenant? Really? Well then...
19:49 Our old friend, Milton's Satan, is back
22:23 Is there salvation for the monstrous?
27:48 Calvinism and the need for ambiguity
35:13 Fear, the Victorian Novel, and Dickens' Christmas Carol
37:44 Theology in Bram Stoker's Dracula
42:40 The fear of man destroying the soul
49:06 What are the monsters you draw from for your podcast?
52:07 Where can people learn more about you?
52:58 Closing remarks
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