Monday, 15 September 2008

The Gospel According to Star Wars

Faith, Hope and the Force
I bought this book at Greenbelt thinking it would be a light read and a bit of fun. It turned out to be a fairly meaty piece of systematic theology using the Star Wars saga as a jumping off point. I felt I was back at university again...

It is a good book and certainly makes you think. John McDowell reflects on the underlying theological and philosophical issues that can be found in the Star Wars movies and explores issues of evil, politics, salvation and redemption in an original and thought-provoking way.

A must if you're a closet jedi with theological tendencies - but McDowell has some serious things to say about Christian discipleship which are worth hearing.

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