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The Gospel according to superheroes : religion and pop culture

Author: B J Oropeza
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2005.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gospel according to superheroes.
New York : Peter Lang, ©2005
(OCoLC)650018954
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B J Oropeza
ISBN: 0820474223 9780820474229
OCLC Number: 58789922
Description: xii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Superman: a popular culture messiah / Ken Schenck --
The true Ubermensch: Batman as humanistic myth / C.K. Robertson --
Wonder Woman mythology: heroes from the ancient world and their progeny / Elizabeth J. Danna --
"Okay, Axis, here we come!" Camptain America and superhero teams from World War II and the Cold War / Robert G. Weiner --
Gods and fantastic mortals: the superheroes of Jack Kirby / Scott Rosen --
"Behold! The hero has become like one of us." The perfectly imperfect Spider-Man / B.J. Oropeza --
Running from or embracing the truth inside you? Bruce Banner and the Hulk as paradigm for the inner self / Robin J. Dugall --
The God-Man revised: Christology through the blank eyes of the Silver Surfer / B.J. Oropeza --
Mutants that are all too human: the X-Men, Magneto, and original sin / Tim Perry --
Superheroes in crisis: postmodern deconstruction and reconstruction in comics books and graphic novels / Thom Parham --
Pulp heroes in the shadow of God / Gregory Pepetone --
Superheroes in film and pop culture: silhouettes of redemption on the screen / Leo Partible --
Neo: messianic superhero of The Matrix / James F. McGrath --
Conclusion: superheroes in God's Image / B.J. Oropeza.
Responsibility: edited by B.J. Oropeza.

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