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July 31, 2018: James Papandrea, From Star Wars to Superman, Part 2


Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson in part two of their interview with Dr. James Papandrea about prominent Christ figures in science fiction television shows and movies such as Star Wars, The Matrix, and Lost.

Topics/Questions Covered in the Show:

Christ figures

  • Who was the most prominent Christ figure in Star Wars?
  • What ideas from the Star Wars films mirrored Gnosticism?
  • How did The Matrix also have Gnostic themes and ideas?
  • Which superheroes most closely resemble an orthodox view of Christ?
  • What is the best way to compare Christ figures in films and television to an authentic view of Christ?
  • What were the Black Panther’s Christ-like traits?
  • How did the television series, Lost, portray God and heaven?
  • What is the Orthodoxy Score Chart at the end of the book and why was it included?


What is the Divine Intimacy Radio Show?

The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those people seeking an increased intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom.

Twice a week, host Dan Burke and his co-host, Melissa Elson, explore topics related to the interior life and to authentic Catholic teaching. And, it’s amazing what they do! On Tuesdays, they interview various authors about their spiritual books and about the authors’ own insights on those books. On Fridays, they get specific on subjects which primarily include prayer, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, and holiness.

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