Engaging Popular Culture
A Review of
The Undead and Theology
Kim Paffenroth and John Morehead, eds.
Paperback: Pickwick Publications, 2012
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Reviewed by Amber Peace
From the growing popularity of [easyazon-link keywords=”The Walking Dead Complete Season” locale=”us”]The Walking Dead[/easyazon-link] to the predicted Mayan Apocalypse, 2012 was a year focused on End Times and otherworldliness. Fitting right into our curiosity of horror is The Undead and Theology, a collection of essays edited by Kim Paffenroth and John Morehead. They collected several essays under three topics: Vampires, Zombies, and Other Undead. Each essay focuses on a contemporary, pop culture connection to an undead, and then muses on the theological implications of the connection.