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

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"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 o ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published March 2nd 2007 by Westminster John Knox Press
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Aug 09, 2011 Emily added it
The book was difficult to get through. It was also not as Gospel-focused as the title makes you believe.
Allison Arthur
In this book, McDowell explores the possibility that Lucas formed his films around spiritual and moral ideals. The differing themes throughout the two separate trilogies revealed different ideologies, and McDowell attempts to explain them. Sometimes it was difficult to follow his arguments, but they were very compelling and thought-provoking. A good read for Star Wars addicts or those who like to read about different spiritual ideologies.
As much as I wanted to like it - as a Star Wars fan and armchair theologian - I couldn't finish. Too academic for me.
Rebecca Lundberg
Don't laugh too hard. It's a serious book. Really.
Not enough of a Star Wars geek to appreciate this one.
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