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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.
you will read about:
will and The Matrix
Woman: Orthodox Christ figure or gnostic savior?
meaning of salvation in Star Wars
Superman's life is a parallel of Moses
Robot: the religious reason why the robot is called “Sonny”
in any Christian sense, Neo is the One
America and iron Man: on defends the innocent, the other brings
justice to the guilty
the Force in Star Wars is no analogy to grace or the Holy
crucifixion of Spider-Man
Star Wars Christ figure: Obi-Wan? Luke? Or even, ultimately,
travel as incarnation in The Terminator: a compelling analogy
as resurrection in Doctor Who: Is it Christ-like?
baptismal significance of the plane crash in LOST
incarnation of the Christ figure in Planet of the Apes
parallels between Christianity and the Roman Empire
so much more!
book is a key to the evangelization of our culture. And-you know
what?- it's a fun read.” -Mike Aquilina