publication . Master thesis . 2013

“Spare me the endurance of endless time”:the influence of Christian and Buddhist ethics on the view of immortality in the TV series Doctor Who

Vuolteenaho, L. (Leena);
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  • Published: 13 May 2013
  • Publisher: University of Oulu
  • Country: Finland
Abstract
This thesis examines the influence of Christian and Buddhist ethics on British science-fiction TV series Doctor Who, by looking at how the series’ depiction of immortality as an ethical issue reflects the views of Christianity and Buddhism. The study was conducted as qualitative, using as primary data a selection of episodes from which observations were made, with reference to theoretical background based on literature on topics such as Christian and Buddhist ethics as well as the overall ethics of immortality, among others. The theoretical background provided an overview of the respective defining characteristics of Christian and Buddhist ethics, and the princi...
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