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Resources Edition: July 24, 2018 – James Papandrea, From Star Wars to Superman – Part 1 of 2


Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson in part one of their interview with Dr. James Papandrea about prominent Christ figures in science fiction television shows and movies.

Topics/Questions Covered in the Show:


  • What inspired Jim Papandrea to write this book?
  • Why do Christ figures keep arising in secular fiction and popular culture?
  • Even though writer Ronald Moore fell away from the Catholic Faith, how did religion keep surfacing throughout his scripts for Star Trek?
  • What philosophical themes and moral questions appear in science fiction television shows and films?
  • What important insights come from the movie I, Robot?
  • Can the book be used as am analytical tool to teach about different heresies which opposed the teachings of the Catholic Church?
  • What Christian and anti-Christian ideas come from the movie, Pleasantville?


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The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those people seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom. Every week our co-hosts Dan Burke and Melissa Elson explore topics related to the interior life and Catholic teaching, including prayer, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, and holiness.

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