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The Theology of Super Heroes




"I'm Batman" - Mr. O'Brien


Superheroes have been part of pop culture since the first Superman comic book in 1938.  They have captivated America’s attention in books, movies and television shows - but why?  This course will take a look at the lessons to be learned from super hero stories.  We will evaluate how superheroes are a form of modern mythology, continuing the tradition of ancient myths.  And more importantly, we will examine the Christian elements in these stories of heroism and sacrifice.  We will also identify the virtues that the heroes possess and we will talk about how to emulate them.