Religions of Star Trek

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TitleReligions of Star Trek
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsKraemer, R. S., Cassidy W., & Schwartz S. L.
Date Published2001
PublisherWestview Press
ISBN Number0813367085
KeywordsStar Trek films -- Religious aspects, Star Trek television programs -- Religious aspects

What's notable about this book is the authors' use of comparative religions to explore the themes of religion in Trek, touching upon Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and Shinto, among others. . . . Yet, one of the problems with this book is that the authors do not go deep enough with their analysis of particular episodes and their religious themes. They present a quick overview of the religious ideas they want to explore in each chapter and then proceed to examine several different examples without exploring any one of them very significantly. (50-500 words)