The Gospel According to Star Wars: Faith, Hope, and the Force

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Westminster John Knox Press, Mar 2, 2007 - Performing Arts - 204 pages
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Star Warsis 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 ofStar 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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Review: The Gospel according to Star Wars: Faith, Hope, and the Force

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

As much as I wanted to like it - as a Star Wars fan and armchair theologian - I couldn't finish. Too academic for me. Read full review

Review: The Gospel according to Star Wars: Faith, Hope, and the Force

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

The book was difficult to get through. It was also not as Gospel-focused as the title makes you believe. Read full review

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Contents

The Truthfulness of Star Wars
1
God and the Good
16
Evil Strikes Back
39
Copyright

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John C. McDowellis Professor of Theology at the University of Newcastle in Australia. He is the author ofHope in Barth's Eschatologyand is one of four editors of theRevised New Dictionary of Theology.

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