The Little Gospel of Superhero Films
by Dr. Marc T. Newman
July 15, 2005
(AgapePress) - Summer is in full swing and the cinemas are packed with people watching snippets of the Gospel story without even knowing it. No, theaters are not showing Passion of the Christ marathons; instead they are showing superhero films. Movies are not theology lessons, but buried within them are hallmarks of the Christian story. With just a little mining we can help people see why elements in these films are so gripping -- the kinds of problems heroes encounter, the hero's need for empowerment, and the good ending -- because they speak to our own condition.
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