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

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2007 - Religion - 204 pages
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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The Gospel According to Star Wars is written by a theologian and contains many cross references to scripture. It is thoroughly researched with references that include secular sources. This book is not ... 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. 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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