In How to Survive the Apocalypse Robert Joustra and Alissa Wilkinson examine a number of popular stories — from the Cylons in Battlestar Galactica to the purging of innocence in Game of Thrones to the hordes of zombies in The Walking Dead — and argue that such apocalyptic stories reveal a lot about us here and now, about how we conceive of our life together, including some of our deepest tensions and anxieties.
Besides analyzing the dsytopian shift in popular culture, Joustra and Wilkinson also suggest how Christians can live faithfully and with integrity in such a cultural context.
Alissa is the Film Critic at Vox.com and an Associate Professor of English and Humanities at The King’s College. Alissa and her husband, Tom, have been active members at our Clinton Hill location pretty much since its inception.
Please join us on November 3 at 12 p.m. for this lunchtime conversation with Alissa to discuss her book and her work. Lunch will be provided and there is a $10 suggested donation.
Please RSVP by emailing Kaytie Eaton at firstname.lastname@example.org.