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A Theological Jurisprudence of Speculative Cinema: Superheroes, Science Fictions and Fantasies of Modern Law

Timothy Peters


This book sets a new trajectory for considering the intertwined relationship between theology and law. Through close readings of a range of popular Hollywood speculative fiction films—Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, Snyder’s Man of Steel, Lucas’s and Disney’s Star Wars, Nolan’s The Dark Knight & The Dark Knight Rises, Proyas’ I, Robot, Nolfi’s The Adjustment Bureau and Jackson’s The Hobbit—Timothy Peters explores how fictional worlds, particularly those that ‘make strange’ the world of the viewer, can render visible and make explicit the otherwise opaque theologies of modern law. The book offers a ke ... More

Keywords: Law and theology, Legal theory, Law and Love, Theological jurisprudence, Cultural legal studies, Law and film, Speculative fiction, Superheroes, Science fiction, Fantasy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474424004
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424004.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Peters, author
University of the Sunshine Coast