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dc.contributor.advisorLochman, Daniel T.
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Geoffrey Franklinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-10T20:10:26Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:11:12Z
dc.date.issued2009-05en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3293
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the University Honors Program, May 2009.en_US
dc.description.abstractDawn of Shadows: Apertures in Time, an anthology of five short stories, explores various responses to the conflict between good and evil. Bearer of the Light puts a new spin on the myth of Lucifer’s fall by proposing that his sin was the rejection of existence itself in favor of a return to absolute nothingness. Ascension of Enoch combines science fiction and hagiography to create an alternate reality where Old Testament patriarchs place their trust in God and each other to escape invaders from another world. Tea Time with Augustine recounts a playful, afterlife dialogue in which Augustine of Hippo and Charles Darwin help settle Lucretius’ doubts about God and himself. The Awakening combines traditions from diverse world religions with the legend of the Buddha to suggest parallels between his enlightenment and the fall of Lucifer as portrayed in the first short story, Bearer of the Light. Church of Man describes a future world ruled by an atheistic government with a structure similar to the Medieval Catholic Church. This final narrative will be the prologue to a yet unwritten tale about the collision of worlds, featuring themes and even characters from the previous four stories. Church of Man describes a portion of mankind exiled to the stars long ago that seeks to return to Earth with the aide of a mysterious artifact, but enemies both internal and external threaten to halt the endeavor and drive humanity to extinction.en_US
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dc.format.extent129 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectProblem of evilen_US
dc.subjectGoden_US
dc.subjectFall of Luciferen_US
dc.subjectPatriarchsen_US
dc.subjectMoralityen_US
dc.subjectBuddhaen_US
dc.subjectAugustineen_US
dc.subjectAliensen_US
dc.subject.classificationEnglish Language and Literatureen_US
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophyen_US
dc.titleDawn of Shadows: Apertures in Timeen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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