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?
- Spiritualdirection.com – website
- Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation
- Sophia Institute Press
- From Star Wars to Superman by Dr. James Papandrea
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