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Laniakea

  • Author / Creator
    Este, Veronica
  • This thesis employs the tool of story to question cultural ignorance towards religious differences, by focusing on various religious depictions of the Apocalypse and the Afterlife. It contains a novella-length work of fiction set in a dystopian Canadian landscape during the unfolding of pre-determined apocalyptic events, built off of the ideologies of death and the afterlife in world belief systems. The existence of this prophesized end is the common ground for the story to bring the chosen worships together in a singular space and give opportunity for the similarities to play out. The formed methodology is broken down into two main components: Research, to ensure authenticity of topic, and Creative, the fictional story. There was never an intention to find a solution to my question about why there is such tension between the belief systems, instead the goal of the project was to successfully imbed the collected research within a new narrative that presented the research in a new perspective.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2021
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-ft6r-p252
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.