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From Star Wars to Superman: Christ Figures in Science Fiction and Superhero Films by James L. Papandrea
From Star Wars to Superman: Christ Figures in Science Fiction and Superhero Films by James L. Papandrea


 
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The greatest heroes in popular sci-fi stories reveal powerful images of Christ and salvation, which is not surprising since people always need rescuing; somebody needs to save the day; and sometimes the whole world cries out for a savior-which kind of “Christ figure” the hero is and what that says about the story's vision of Christ, humanity, and salvation.


Here you will read about:

  • Free will and The Matrix

  • Wonder Woman: Orthodox Christ figure or gnostic savior?

  • The meaning of salvation in Star Wars

  • How Superman's life is a parallel of Moses

  • I, Robot: the religious reason why the robot is called “Sonny”

  • Whether, in any Christian sense, Neo is the One

  • Captain America and iron Man: on defends the innocent, the other brings justice to the guilty

  • Why the Force in Star Wars is no analogy to grace or the Holy Spirit

  • The crucifixion of Spider-Man

  • The Star Wars Christ figure: Obi-Wan? Luke? Or even, ultimately, Darth Vader?

  • Time travel as incarnation in The Terminator: a compelling analogy

  • Regeneration as resurrection in Doctor Who: Is it Christ-like?

  • The baptismal significance of the plane crash in LOST

  • The incarnation of the Christ figure in Planet of the Apes

  • Tron's parallels between Christianity and the Roman Empire

  • And so much more!


This book is a key to the evangelization of our culture. And-you know what?- it's a fun read.” -Mike Aquilina


Product Details:

  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Size: 8.5” x 5.5”

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