The Gospel according to Star Wars, Second Edition: Faith, Hope, and the Force - eBook
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The Gospel according to Star Wars, Second Edition: Faith, Hope, and the Force - eBook

Illustrated By: John C. McDowell
Westminster John Knox Press / 2017 / ePub

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In a new and updated version of this best-selling book, John McDowell explores the many spiritual themes that weave throughout the Star Wars 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.

This new version has been thoroughly revised to include discussion of The Force Awakens and other new developments in the Star Wars universe.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 9781611648140
ISBN-13: 9781611648140

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In a new and updated version of this best-selling book, John McDowell explores the many spiritual themes that weave throughout the Star Wars 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.

This new version has been thoroughly revised to include discussion of The Force Awakens and other new developments in the Star Wars universe.

Author Bio

John C. McDowell is Professor of Theology and Director of Research at the University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of numerous works on the ideologies of Star Wars.

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