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By K. Dale Koontz

Joss Whedon as soon as pointed out himself as an “angry, hard-line atheist” who's however “fascinated by means of the concept that of devotion.” whereas geared up faith turns out to carry no passable solutions for Whedon, his commitment to exploring the meanings of religion and trust will be visible in lots of of the characters he has created for such works as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, and Fray. This paintings examines numerous Whedon’s characters and discusses what may be realized from their struggles and discoveries relating to faith and belief.
half One specializes in the characters’ look for goal, revealing how sunrise, Spike, and Angel try and outline the which means in their lives in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off, Angel. half makes a speciality of relatives, analyzing the novel relations dynamic in Whedon’s comedian ebook miniseries Fray and tv sequence Firefly. half 3 facilities round the inspiration of redemption, utilizing Angel’s Doyle, Firefly’s Malcolm Reynolds and Shepherd e-book, and Buffy’s religion Lehane to check the characters’ look for salvation and their very own reputation in their previous activities. ultimately, half 4 specializes in the damaging strength of non secular zealotry, revealing the disadvantages of absolute trust via Firefly’s River and Buffy’s Caleb. a chief resource advisor follows the most textual content, supplying the author, director, and air date of every tv episode, in addition to ebook facts for Whedon’s print works, together with the in-publication “Season eight” comedian books for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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