Donna Bowman is professor of interdisciplinary studies in the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas and the author of several books on theology, including The Divine Decision: A Process Doctrine of Election and Prayer Shawl Ministries and Women’s Theological Imagination. Her critical writing on Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, NewsRadio, Sports Night, How I Met Your Mother, Battlestar Galactica, and other television shows can be found at The A.V. Club (avclub.com). She lives with her husband (fellow critic Noel Murray) and two children in Conway, Arkansas.
It is no longer possible to assign definitive meaning to categories like man and woman, self and society, freedom and determinism, reason and feeling, soul and body, by reference to systems of narrative (including biblical narrative) and interpretation in which those ideas are taken for granted. The theology of human personhood begins with irreducible experiences both universal and particular, and searches for functional understandings from the whole range of Christian and non-Christian ways of knowing, all of which this Homebrewed Christianity Guide will uncover.