Guest Bio: This week we speak with Kester Brewin! Kester is a mathematics teacher known as one of the leading thinkers in philosophy of religion and technology. The power of his work lies in the synthesis of ideas from disparate fields, playing the history of piracy off a psychotherapeutic reading of Star Wars, or pushing Harry Potter to play alongside both Batman and Shakespeare’s Prospero.
Accessible, challenging and richly rewarding, his work has been hailed on both sides of the Atlantic as some of the most courageous and unflinching theological writing of recent years, charting his own path from the orthodox belief of his childhood to a radical death-of-God reading of Christian atheism. He is a sought-after speaker, and has presented at festivals throughout mainland Europe, the UK and the US. In 2013 he presented at the prestigious TEDx Exeter event on his work exploring our enduring fascination with pirates. He has also written and presented for BBC Radio 4, and is a regular contributor on technology in the Huffington Post. He has also written for Adbusters Magazine and the national education press in the UK.
(Selected) Published Works: The Complex Christ; Other: Embracing Difference in a Fractured World; Mutiny! Why We Love Pirates and How They Can Save Us; After Magic: Moves Beyond Super-nature, from Batman to Shakespeare; and Getting Hight: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the Dream of Flight.
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