by Gabriel Mckee
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Pink Beams of Light From the God in the Gutter is a new exploration of the theology developed by Philip K. Dick following his religious experiences in 1974, placed in the context of Christian philosophy and Dick's earlier novels and stories.
This book explores the nature of Dick’s religious experience and writings. It gives an overview of Dick’s religious experiences and his attempts at communicating them in published works, drawing on Dick’s fiction as well as his private journals and personal correspondence. It then explores Dick’s religious ideas in the context of Christian thought, identifying Paul as his spiritual and ethical ideal. It further investigates Dick’s use of Christian themes in both his fiction and non-fiction, focusing on the concept of the logos and the figure of Christ. It also provides a deeper analysis of Dick’s original thought: drawing on individual excerpts from the Exegesis, it explores the meaning and method of Dick’s religious speculation on its own terms, identifying major themes in Dick’s speculations.
Pink Beams of Light From the God in the Gutter is available now from the University Press of America.
A review in the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture.
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University Press of America (Lanham, MD), January 2004. Paperback,
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Gabriel Mckee holds a Bachelor's degree from Hampshire College and a Masters degree in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. He is also the author of the forthcoming The Gospel according to Science Fiction: From the Twilight Zone to the Final Frontier for Westminster John Knox.