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The Gospel According to Star Wars (Gospel According To Series)

John C Mcdowell
The Gospel According to Star Wars (Gospel According To Series)
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The Gospel According to Star Wars (Gospel According To Series)

John C Mcdowell

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McDowell explores the many spiritual themes that weave throughout the six films and shows the moral and spiritual complexity of the movies. The author contends that George Lucas, creator of the series, did not intend for his films to be mere entertainment.

- Publisher Star Wars is one of the most beloved movie series of all time, and in this book John McDowell explores the many spiritual themes that weave throughout the six films. From the Force to the dark side, the issues discussed in the films have a moral and spiritual complexity that, if paid attention to, can help us better understand our place in the world and our relation to others and to God. George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, did not intend for his films to be mere entertainment, McDowell argues. Rather, he hoped his films would be used as a vehicle for moral education.

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McDowell explores the many spiritual themes that weave throughout the six films and shows the moral and spiritual complexity of the movies. The author contends that George Lucas, creator of the series, did not intend for his films to be mere entertainment.
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Star Wars is one of the most beloved movie series of all time, and in this book John McDowell explores the many spiritual themes that weave throughout the six films. From the Force to the dark side, the issues discussed in the films have a moral and spiritual complexity that, if paid attention to, can help us better understand our place in the world and our relation to others and to God. George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, did not intend for his films to be mere entertainment, McDowell argues. Rather, he hoped his films would be used as a vehicle for moral education.
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Meet the Author

John C Mcdowell

John C. McDowell is Professor of Theology at the University of Newcastle in Australia. He is the author of Hope in Barth's Eschatology and is one of four editors of the Revised New Dictionary of Theology.

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  • Chapters In This Engaging Book Include A New Myth: The Truthfulness Of Star Wars, The Force Of The Divine, Evil Strikes Back, Beware The Dark Side Within: The Tragedy Of Anakin Skywalker, The Politics Of Evil, Rebelling Against Evil, Feeling The Force: The Ethics Of The Good Life, And A New Hope: Redemption In Star Wars.
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  • Catalogue Code 260253
  • Product Code 9780664231422
  • ISBN 066423142X
  • EAN 9780664231422
  • Pages 224
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Mar 2007
  • Sales Rank #49159
  • Dimensions 215 x 147 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.331kg

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