By Paul Asay
What do God and the Caped Crusader have in universal? whereas Batman is a mundane superhero patrolling the fictitious streets of Gotham urban, the Caped Crusader is one whose tale creates a number of possibilities for believers to discuss the redemptive religious truths of Christianity. whereas the e-book touches on Batman's many incarnations over the past 70 years in print, on tv, and on the neighborhood Cineplex for the joy of Batman lovers all over the place, it essentially specializes in Christopher Nolan's wildly well known and severely acclaimed movies—movies that not just brought a brand new new release to a darker Batman, yet also are loaded with religious which means and redemptive metaphors.
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God on the Streets of Gotham: What the Big Screen Batman Can Teach Us about God and Ourselves by Paul Asay