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The God in the Machine : Occultism, Demiurgic Theology and “Gnostic” Self-Knowledge in Japanese Video Games

Wikander, Ola LU (2015) In The State of Play : Creators and Critics on Video Game Culture p.235-256
Abstract
The article explores influences from Old Testament and Gnostic sources upon Japanese video game culture and also discusses the relationship between the player and the played in said games - from a perspective rooted in an exegesis of such texts. It also concerns the pop-culture climate of the 1990s and early 2000s in this context.
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dark 90s, western esotericism, culture studies, old testament, final fantasy, video games, hebrew bible, gnosticism, deadly premonition
in
The State of Play : Creators and Critics on Video Game Culture
editor
Larsson, Linus; Goldberg, Daniel; and
pages
235 - 256
publisher
Seven Stories Press
ISBN
9781609806392
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English
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e6aeb9b2-7e9f-4150-948d-9bbf47cb2c9b (old id 5052886)
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  year         = {2015},
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