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The Hunger Games and the Gospel by Julie Clawson
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Mar 28, 12

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While it wasn't a "great" book, it was nonetheless a good book and, perhaps more importantly, an important book. Clawson follows the threads that connect The Hunger Games trilogy, first-century Rome/Palestine, and a 21st-century flat world from a Western perspective, all through the lens of the Beatitudes. Her connections offer the reader many challenges. Perhaps the biggest flaw of the book is her unnecessarily optimistic portrayal of Katniss, whose survival instincts and juvenile egocentrism are almost completely dismissed in favor of a reading of Katniss as a selfless martyr.

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