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The Gospel According to Superheroes: Religion and Popular Culture. religious propaganda: superheroes each represent some aspect of divinity or biblical legend. Holy Superheroes: Exploring Faith and Spirituality in Comic Books Greg Garrett .

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religious propaganda superheroes each represent some aspect of divinity or biblical legend
religious propaganda:superheroes each represent some aspect of divinity or biblical legend

Holy Superheroes: Exploring Faith and Spirituality in Comic Books

Greg Garrett

Who Needs a Superhero?: Finding Virtue, Vice and What's Holy in the Comics

H. Michael Brewer

comparative study of superhero myths and theology
comparative study of superhero myths and theology

the collection "instructs the inquirer on how biblical message . . . has been revised and retold through the superhero genre”

comics are a "multilayered medium" in which "many religious and secular voices may be heard"

“their stories make implicit and sometimes explicit, points about theology"

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at the center of every human spiritual or intellectual journey is a quest for ever-lasting paradise, for, as a whole, "humanity has lost its original paradise and wants to be restored to it"

c k robertson the true ubermensch batman as humanistic myth
C.K. Robertson, "The True Ubermensch: Batman as Humanistic Myth"

prime example of Nietzsche's ubermensch: healthy, independent and strong individual who operates in the "real world" and "affirms life precisely because he understands suffering and 'the eternal recurrence' of events"

variety of ideologies
variety of ideologies

intellectual relevance and significance of superhero comics beyond the realm of the spiritual

provide critiques of society and grant readers a variety of intellectual and emotional experiences