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Holy Superheroes!: Exploring the Sacred in Comics, Graphic Novels, and Film (Paperback)

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Spider-Man. Batman. The X-Men. The Fantastic Four. Comic books and the characters they have spawned have become twenty-first-century mythology. Greg Garrett helps us see the profound depth that can be found in the glossy, fast-paced, and often violent world of comics, graphic novels, and the films they inspire. "Holy Superheroes " provides extensive discussions of some of our most beloved comic heroes and concludes with an appendix of twenty-five comics and graphic novels for discussion of spirituality and comics.

About the Author


Greg Garrett is Professor of English at Baylor University and Writer-in-Residence at Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. He is a lay preacher and the author of numerous books, including "The Gospel according to Hollywood "and "Holy Superheroes! Revised and Expanded Edition: Exploring the Sacred in Comics, Graphic Novels, and" "Film "both from Westminster John Knox Press", "as well as the Pulitzer-nominated novel "Free Bird". He is also coeditor with Jim Wallis, Lauren Winner, and Brian McLaren of the new series of Bible translation titled "The Voice".
Product Details
ISBN: 9780664231910
ISBN-10: 0664231918
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: January 31st, 2008
Pages: 141
Language: English