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Superman and the Bible : how the idea of superheroes affects the reading of scripture

Author: Nicholaus Benjamin Pumphrey
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study explores the Man of Steel's narrative as a fresh perspective on readings of the Bible--his character is reflected in such figures as Moses, Samson and Jesus. The author argues that we cannot read the Bible without reading Superman"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Superman, (Fictitious character); Superman, (Fictitious character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholaus Benjamin Pumphrey
ISBN: 9781476665023 1476665028
OCLC Number: 1030485840
Description: xii, 202 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Reading is fundamental : intertextuality and the comic canon --
2. Creation of Superman --
3. What is a hero? --
4. The deconstruction of Superman : redefining a genre --
5. The Book of Judges and Superman --
6. Superman as Messiah : Moses and Jesus --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Nicholaus Pumphrey.

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Analyses how we make meaning while reading comics and the primary factors that influence our readings of the Bible. First, this is evident in the way biblical scholars treat Samson, and second,  Read more...

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