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Vol. 6 No. 1 (2020): Science Fiction and Religion

"Someday our gods will be friends.": The VIKINGS series as Embodiment of Religion and Liquefaction of Meaning

October 17, 2019


This article reflects on the recent tv-series ‘Vikings’ from a practical-theological perspective. We deal with the series as a serious expression of the relationship between film and religion. The narrative, reception, style and context are used to present deliberate themes regarding clashes of pagan religion and Christianity. It is contended that the way a series like ‘Vikings’ has been developed and constructed, operates within the perspective of a liquefaction of religion.