Doctor Who Explores Theology
24 October 2022 at 7:30 pm
St. John’s College, Durham University
LRC Lecture Room
In this public lecture Dr. James F. McGrath, a “doctor who explores theology,” explores the theology that Doctor Who explores. The classic episode “The Enemy of the World” saw one of many instances in which someone pondered what the Doctor might be a Doctor of. “A Doctor of Divinity?” Astrid Ferrier asks, and the Doctor tries to change the subject. Since then the Doctor has opposed false gods, been characterized as “the lonely god” and told he has a “god complex,” and had a Dalek peer into his soul and see “endless divine perfection” and “divinity” there. Even more recently the Doctor has performed a “non-denominational” wedding and talked about her faith. Join us as we use the nearly 60 years of Doctor Who’s treatment of religion as a means for reflecting on theology past, present, and future.
For those who cannot make it in person the lecture will be livestreamed on Zoom via the following link:
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