Social Icons

Friday, January 7, 2011

CNN Explores Zombie Theology and the Walking Dead

David Brown

John Blake, a writer on the CNN religion blog, recently took the time to interview David Murphy. Murphy, the author of “Zombie for Zombies: Advice and Etiquette for the Living Dead,” a book which we have reviewed on this site, discusses his take on our obsessions with zombies. He states, “Americans' appetite for zombies isn’t fed just by sources such as the AMC hit series “The Walking Dead” or the countless zombie books and video games people buy. Our zombie fascination has a religious root. Zombies are humans who have lost track of their souls”

This is quite an interesting article where Blake and Murphy discuss all of the religious aspects of a zombie apocalypse. They go on to talk about how zombie stories grapple with common religious themes including the end of the world, resurrection, and even the nature of the human soul.  Among other things, they also discuss such topics as how zombies “represent our basic fears of death, decay and desecration”. This is definitely a must read article that you can view in full by clicking here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for mentioning the CNN piece. And let's not forget my article on this topic in Religion Dispatches which spurned the interest in the topic!:


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.