Do the Gods Wear Capes?

Do the Gods Wear Capes?

Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes

Book - 2011
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Brash, bold, and sometimes brutal, superheroes might seem to epitomize modern pop-culture at its most melodramatic and mindless. But according to Ben Saunders, the appeal of the superhero is fundamentally metaphysical - even spiritual - in nature. 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
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780826441980
082644198X
9780826435569
0826435564
Branch Call Number: 248.2 Saunders 2011
Characteristics: xi, 178 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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