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Offline ozgeorge

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Orthodox Theologian.
« on: January 10, 2006, 05:32:34 PM »
I came across this Article on the website of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. Basically, the Author (a respected Orthodox Theologian in Australia) takes the position that the subtext of the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" presented several Orthodox Theological concepts concerning the Orthodox view of evil, compassion, humanity, the afterlife etc. A fascinating read!
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Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Orthodox Theologian.
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2006, 06:47:37 PM »
great article! and timely for me, since i have plans to watch the entire series as soon as i can (a friend of mine owns it on dvd)...i watched the show while i was in high school then drifted from it, only to return for the finale (although some of what was goin on was lost on me)...but i recently had evidence to believe there is so much in this show that i missed, and i really wanna go back and give it a shot. it's always nice to be validated by a member of the clergy who understands the world from an Eastern Christian perspective. thanx for sharing!


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Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Orthodox Theologian.
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2006, 03:52:05 PM »
I own the entire collection, and though I don't particularly like this genre, I enjoyed watching the series.  However, towards the end, it got redundent, and I like "Angel" much better... I was HIGHLY disapointed when WB cancelled that series.
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