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By K. Dale Koontz

Joss Whedon as soon as pointed out himself as an “angry, hard-line atheist” who's however “fascinated by way of the idea that of devotion.” whereas geared up faith turns out to carry no passable solutions for Whedon, his commitment to exploring the meanings of religion and trust could be visible in lots of of the characters he has created for such works as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, and Fray. This paintings examines quite a few Whedon’s characters and discusses what will be realized from their struggles and discoveries concerning faith and belief.
half One makes a speciality of the characters’ look for goal, revealing how sunrise, Spike, and Angel try and outline the that means in their lives in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off, Angel. half makes a speciality of relations, analyzing the novel kinfolk dynamic in Whedon’s comedian booklet miniseries Fray and tv sequence Firefly. half 3 facilities round the suggestion of redemption, utilizing Angel’s Doyle, Firefly’s Malcolm Reynolds and Shepherd ebook, and Buffy’s religion Lehane to check the characters’ look for salvation and their very own reputation in their prior activities. ultimately, half 4 specializes in the damaging power of spiritual zealotry, revealing the risks of absolute trust via Firefly’s River and Buffy’s Caleb. a prime resource consultant follows the most textual content, offering the author, director, and air date of every tv episode, besides ebook facts for Whedon’s print works, together with the in-publication “Season eight” comedian books for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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