When cultures such as ours toss Jesus out one door, He comes in – albeit disguised – through another. That's why author Jim Papandrea turned to Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix, Terminator, Spider-Man, Batman, Dr. Who, and half-a-dozen other modern shows, discovering in each one powerful images of Christ and salvation.
Nor is that surprising.
In stories of alternative universes, people always need rescuing; somebody needs to save the day; and sometimes the whole world cries out for a savior . . . which is just what a hero is.
About the heroes of some of the most popular sci-fi stories of all time, author Papandrea here answers questions that concern Christians who are also Trekkies, Whovians, Matrix Dwellers, or aficionados of popular science fiction: What kind of "Christ-figure" is the hero of this story, and what does that say about the show's vision of Christ, humanity and salvation?
In the interest of being scientific, Papandrea even gives each hero a Numerical Orthodoxy Score based on the description of Christ in the Nicene Creed, Christianity's common definition of orthodoxy.
Included herein are astute Christian analyses of:
Batman ∗ Captain ∗ America ∗ Doctor Who ∗ The Fifth Element ∗ I, Robot ∗ Iron Man ∗ LOST ∗ The Matrix ∗ Planet of the Apes ∗ Pleasantville ∗ Spider-Man ∗ Star Trek ∗ Star Wars ∗ Superman ∗ The Terminator ∗ The Time Machine ∗ Tron ∗ Wonder Woman
Here you'll read about:
. . . and much more about other science fiction and superhero shows!
Christians who enjoy popular culture will greet this fun book with interest and acclaim.
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