Although I do more with science fiction than fantasy, I love the latter genre, and was an avid player of Dungeons and Dragons when I was younger. I still will, given half a chance. And so let me take this opportunity to share a call for papers about dragons, as well as a link to a blog post by Brandon Hawk about dragons in the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew. Now that I think of it, I’m not sure that anyone has ever put together a volume specifically about dragons and the biblical tradition. It could include Leviathan and the dragon from Revelation, but also in the background to Genesis through the Enuma Elish, and the way groups like Answers in Genesis try to use stories about dragons as part of their case for a young-earth. Sound like it would be an interesting theme to explore in a multifaceted and interdisciplinary sort of way?
Here are the links:
Also of possible interest:
Let me also include here the post on Think Christian about the theology of role playing games. Since those include Dungeons and Dragons I have no qualms whatsoever about the relevance of that post to this one…