I'll be giving my dissertation in soon, it still needs a final 'polish' and proof reading, but I'd appreciate comments about the content if anyone has time to have a look.
The final title is Reimagining Faith and Church in the ’Verse: A dialogue between Joss Whedon’s Firefly and contemporary understandings of belief, ministry and mission.
Here are the links to pdf copies of the four key chapters
Chapter 2 Exploring Mal's loss of faith (188 kb)
Chapter 3 Is Shepherd Book a missional figure? (268 kb)
Chapter 4 The two fanfics + a critique (113 kb)
Chapter 5 Reimagining the church (133 kb)