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Violence, Utopia and the Kingdom of God: Fantasy and by George Aichele, Tina Pippin, Jack Zipes

By George Aichele, Tina Pippin, Jack Zipes

This arguable e-book explores the presence of the glorious in Biblical and similar texts, and the impact of Biblical traditions on modern delusion writing, cinema, song and art.
The members follow numerous severe suggestions and strategies from the sector of delusion reports, together with the theories of Tolkien, Todorov, Rosemary Jackson and Jack Zipes, to Biblical texts and problem theological suppositions concerning the texts which take safe haven in technological know-how or historiography.
Violence, Utopia and the dominion of God provides a provocative and arresting new research of Biblical texts which pulls at the latest serious methods to supply a distinct research of the Biblical narrative.

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In The Food of the Gods (1904 [1934]), Wells tells the story of the discovery and dissemination of a food that causes a multiplication of growth six or seven times in each linear dimension. The little people, ordinary humans, do not want their world changed, and so they pass laws prohibiting the consumption of this food. Needless to say, consuming the forbidden food confers immense strength. What is less obvious is that, once the battle is joined between the giants and the little people, the little people accuse the giants of war crimes.

At this point, the audible story begins. While one may not kill the father’s wife, that is, the stepmother, one may kill a witch. Clearly the killing of the witch has made licit the imaginative act that Grethel had previously conceived as illicit. Recall that this story is set not in the house but in the truck garden where the father toils with the stepmother, in the forest, and again in the garden. Note the significance of bidden food as entrapping but the preparation of forbidden food as liberating.

It makes audible the new world that will gradually become visible, that will impose itself and regulate the order of things; it is not only the image of things, but the transcending of the everyday, the herald of the future. For this reason musicians, even when officially recognized, are dangerous, disturbing, and subversive; for this reason it is impossible to separate their history from that of repression and surveillance. (Attali 1977:11) …and heavy metal had emerged as one of the coolest, most critically respectable and most diverse of musical forms.

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