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....
|Title||:||The Gospel according to Star Wars, Second Edition|
|Publisher||:||Presbyterian Publishing Updated edition September 7, 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
|File Size||:||699 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Gospel according to Star Wars, Second Edition Reviews
Star Wars has been a huge part of American culture for decades and even more so in recent years since they began adding to the Saga. It is of little surprise then equating Star Wars with Christianity would come about particularly Star Wars talks about faith, good and evil so often. When a popular trend takes over the US it’s not hard to understand why someone would want to ride the bandwagon.
Before you read, be aware that this probably isn’t going to be something you’ll fly through. It’s a heavy work on the SW universe, and McDowell’s diving deep into the ideas and themes presented; particularly, how Christians can view these films to start with and not come into conflict with their beliefs, why they should, and what they should be looking for. Note that he’s not in any way commandeering the film series and planting a Jesus flag in it—he’s just pointing out that, as a SW fan himself, there’s a lot to be mined out of the saga that Christians can benefit from if they so choose.
I love Star Wars. I didn’t become a fan until a few years ago. Having a son will open your world up a bit. I never watched the original series as a kid, it did not look interesting.