May 2, 2005
The Gospel According to Star Wars(Filed under: Pop Culture)
With Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith opening May 19 the book world is going Star Wars crazy as well. And this time it's religious. Newsweek points to two religious-themed Star Wars book in their article, "What Would Jar Jar Do?" (gotta love that title).
The first, The Dharma of Star Wars by Matthew Bortolin, explores the Buddhist thought that permeates ideas like the force. The second, commentator Dick Staub's Christian Wisdom of the Jedi Masters (what's up with that title?), which compares Luke Skywalker's Jedi path to a young Christian's journey of discipleship. "I think there's a much more interesting conversation about spirituality happening in pop culture than there is in the typical church," says Staub. I actually have a copy of Staub's lamely titled book on my desk, though it's buried in a stack of other need to reads.
Newsweek neglected Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine (part of the pop culture and philosophy series). It's more philosophy than religion, but hey, it's all deep stuff.
Posted by kevin at May 2, 2005 8:50 PM
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