Matthew Brake

Adjunct Professor

General Education

Matthew Brake

Matthew Brake teaches courses in Religion and Philosophy at FXAU. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Regent University as well as masters degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies and Philosophy from George Mason University. He is the editor of the Theology and Pop Culture book series from Lexington/Fortress Academic and the co-editor (with A. David Lewis) of the forthcoming Religion and Comics book series from Claremont Press.

Masters of Arts in Philosophy, George Mason University

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (emphasis in Religion, Culture, Values), George Mason University

Master of Divinity, Regent University

Philosophy, Religion, and Popular Culture; Philosophy of Religion; Mysticism; The Religious Thought of Søren Kierkegaard

Series Editor, Theology and Pop Culture book series, Lexington/Fortress Academic

Series Co-Editor (with A. David Lewis), Religion and Comics book series, Claremont Press

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Northern Virginia Community College

Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies, George Mason University

The Religious Thought of René Girard; the thought of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin; esotericism and magic in graphic novels; humor, philosophy, and pop culture

PHIL 101: Philosophy, Living, and Being

RLGN 110: World Religions

  • “Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Final Crisis: Darkseid as Omega Point,” Theology and the DC Universe, Edited by Gabriel McKee and Roshan Abraham. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books and Fortress Academic. Forthcoming.
  • “Divine Lovers, Abusive Husbands, and Battered Women: Sandman and the Problem of Ezekiel 16,” Theology and Neil Gaiman, Edited by Zachary Smith. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books and Fortress Academic. Forthcoming.
  • Black Panther, Namor and Mimetic Violence in Jonathan Hickman’s New Avengers,” The Ages of the Black Panther: Essays on the King of Wakanda in Comic Books, Edited by Joseph J. Darowski. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, Inc., Publishers. 2020.
  • “A Girardian Reading of Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers,” Theology and the Marvel Universe, edited by Greg Stevenson. Lexington Books. 2019.
  • “Carl Schmitt, Political Theology, and Star Trek: Discovery,” Theology and Star Trek, edited by Shaun Brown and Amanda McInnis. Lexington Books. Forthcoming.

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