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The Gospel according to Twilight

Women, Sex, and God

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Westminster John Knox Press
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The Twilight saga has become one of the most successful fiction series ever written, with more than one hundred million copies in print and several blockbuster films. Despite the tremendous commercial success Twilight has generated, few readers have analyzed its theological teachings or the messages Stephenie Meyer might be sending to women and teenage girls. This book offers both a feminist critique of Twilight and a theological review of the stories' ideas about salvation, heaven and hell, power, reconciliation, resurrection, and organized religion.

Elaine Heath writes in an accessible voice, calling attention to both the "good news" of Twilight's theology and the "bad news" of its gender stereotypes and depictions of violence against women.

The book includes questions for youth and adult groups or for classroom discussions.

Elaine A. Heath discusses the book on WJK Radio with Dan and Jana. To listen, click here.

Elaine A. Heath is Associate Professorof Evangelism at Perkins Schoolof Theology, Southern MethodistUniversity. She is the author of WeWere the Least of These: Reading theBible with Survivors of Sexual Abuseand The Mystic Way of Evangelism:A Contemplative Vision for ChristianOutreach. An active participant inEmergent Village and the emergingchurch conversation, she is thecofounder of New Day, a new monasticcommunity in Dallas, Texas. She isan ordained Methodist minister.

The Gospel accordi...
Women, Sex, and Go...
by Westminster John Knox Press
Elaine A. Heath
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