The Gospel According to Superheroes: Religion and Pop Culture

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B. J. Oropeza
Peter Lang, 2005 - Religion - 295 pages
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The Gospel According to Superheroes: Religion and Popular Culture offers an intriguing look at superheroes in light of the spiritual and mythological roles they play in our lives. B. J. Oropeza takes you through the adventuresome quest of three comic book eras as you read about the popular narratives of superheroes such as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Hulk, Wonder Woman, the Fantastic Four, sci-fi film heroes, pulp heroes, antiheroes, and more. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in viewing the superheroes as both sinners and saints instead of mere good guys taking on the forces of evil.
  

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Contents

Superman
27
Superman Batman Robin
28
Captain America SubMariner Human Torch
29
Captain Marvel Mary Marvel Captain Marvel Jr
30
Wonder Woman
31
A Popular Culture Messiah
33
Batman as Humanistic Myth
49
Heroes from the Ancient World
67
Running from or Embracing the Truth Inside You? Bruce Banner
145
Christology Through the Blank Eyes of
155
The XMen Magneto
171
Part III
191
Watchmen
192
Spawn
193
JLA Kingdom Come
194
Warrior Nun Areala Glory
195

Okay Axis Here We Come Captain America and Superhero
83
Part II
105
Thor Hulk
106
SpiderMan Green Goblin
107
Silver Surfer
108
Green Lantern Green Arrow
109
Daredevil
110
The Superheroes of Jack Kirby
113
Behold The Hero Has Become Like One of Us The Perfectly
127
The SamaritanAstro City
196
Postmodern Deconstruction
197
Pulp Heroes in the Shadow of God
215
Silhouettes of Redemption
229
Messianic Superhero ofThe Matrix
255
Superheroes in Gods Image
269
Index
277
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About the author (2005)

The Editor: B. J. Oropeza earned his Ph.D. in New Testament theology at the University of Durham, England. He is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at the C. P. Haggard School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California, and an internationally acclaimed author whose many publications include Paul and Apostasy (2000), A Time to Laugh (1996), and 99 Answers to Questions about Angels, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare (1997).

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