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The Resource Do the gods wear capes? : spirituality, fantasy, and superheroes, Ben Saunders

Do the gods wear capes? : spirituality, fantasy, and superheroes, Ben Saunders

Label
Do the gods wear capes? : spirituality, fantasy, and superheroes
Title
Do the gods wear capes?
Title remainder
spirituality, fantasy, and superheroes
Statement of responsibility
Ben Saunders
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1968-
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Saunders, Ben
Dewey number
741.5382
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6712
LC item number
.S28 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • comics graphic novels
Series statement
New directions in religion and literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Superheroes
  • Heroes
  • Superheroes
Label
Do the gods wear capes? : spirituality, fantasy, and superheroes, Ben Saunders
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The power of love -- Superman : truth, justice, and all that stuff -- Wonder Woman : bondage and liberation -- Spider-Man : heroic failure and spiritual triumph -- Iron Man : techno-faith -- Coda : modern gods -- Appendix : On the place of superhero studies within comics studies
Control code
657602788
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 178 pages
Isbn
9780826441980
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)657602788
Label
Do the gods wear capes? : spirituality, fantasy, and superheroes, Ben Saunders
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The power of love -- Superman : truth, justice, and all that stuff -- Wonder Woman : bondage and liberation -- Spider-Man : heroic failure and spiritual triumph -- Iron Man : techno-faith -- Coda : modern gods -- Appendix : On the place of superhero studies within comics studies
Control code
657602788
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 178 pages
Isbn
9780826441980
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)657602788

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