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Do The Gods Wear Capes?: Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes (New Directions In Religion & Literature)

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Brash, bold, and sometimes brutal, superheroes might seem to epitomize modern pop-culture at its most melodramatic and mindless. The Author of this Book is Ben Saunders The Author of this Book is Ben Saunders But according to Ben Saunders, the appeal of the superhero is fundamentally metaphysical - even spiritual - in nature. Array ISBN . Array ISBN . Do The Gods Wear Capes?: Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes (New Directions In Religion & Literature) available in English. In chapter-length analyses of the early comic book adventures of Superman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, and Iron-Man, Saunders explores a number of complex philosophical and theological issues, including: the problem of evil; the will-to-power; the tension between intimacy and vulnerability; and the challenge of love, in the face of mortality. Do The Gods Wear Capes?: Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes (New Directions In Religion & Literature) available in English. He concludes that comic book fantasies of the superhuman ironically reveal more than we might care to admit about our human limitations, even as they expose the falsehood of the characteristically modern opposition between religion and science.

Do The Gods Wear Capes?: Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes (New Directions In Religion & Literature)

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