The Gospel reloaded: exploring spirituality and faith in The matrix

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Pinon Press, Jun 15, 2003 - Performing Arts - 173 pages
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The world has changed. The Gospel Reloaded rushes headlong into The Matrix, exploring the trilogy's intricate details, religious undertones, and eclectic philosophies. These aren't movies you just "watch." They are postmodern epics, full of meaning and metaphor--deserving of serious inquiry and contemplation. Get inside the collective minds of the Wachowski brothers. See how even the minute details--from Neo's name to Thomas Anderson's room number--yield secrets to better understand the film. The movies call us to seek and find. Read how the themes of The Matrix call you to your own spiritual revelation. Ask of your own life: what's real and what's a mirage? Then you'll discover just how deep this rabbit hole really goes.

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User Review  - Gary Patton - Goodreads

Christians and others who enjoyed "The Matrix Trilogy" will love this book. Those who wish to take a different and fresh look at spirituality and their spiritual growth, also will find many ... Read full review

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User Review  - Danny Bennett - Goodreads

I had high hopes for this book because there is a lot in the matrix movies that relate to religion and philosophy. However, Garrett did not point out anything in the book that I hadn't already picked up on. Book was a huge let down. Read full review



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Chris Seay is the pastor of Ecclesia, a progressive Christian community in Houston, Texas, recognized for exploring spiritual questions of culture and breaking new ground in art, music, and film. Chris is the author of The Gospel According to Tony Soprano and The Gospel Reloaded. He lives in Houston with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.

Greg Garrett is Professor of English at Baylor University and writer in residence at Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. He is the author of The Gospel according to Hollywood; The Gospel Reloaded: Exploring Spirituality and Faith in The Matrix (with Chris Seay); Holy Superheroes! Revised and Expanded Edition: Exploring the Sacred in Comics, Graphic Novels, and Film; and Stories from the Edge: A Theology of Grief. He is a featured blogger for The Christian Century at and a frequent media guest on outlets such as National Public Radio, CBS Radio, BBC Radio, and The Bob Edwards Show.

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