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CHRTC 309 Topics in Christian Tradition: Star Wars, the Hunger Games & The Bible

This course considers select Biblical themes in relation to the science-fiction fantasy works of The Hunger Games and Star Wars. The dystopian future of The Hunger Games and arcane universe of Star Wars offer glimpses of imaginative possibility and contemporary theological reflection. These popular works also provide overlap with various themes developed in biblical literature such as faith, trust, freedom, self-sacrifice, and hope. Utilizing these themes as an interpretive lens, we will explore their significance for the characters and worlds of within the texts as well as their relevance for readers today.







Winter 2019 850 Online N/A N/A G. McLarney