Teaching Gospel Texts and Mimesis with Superhero Stories

From our friends over at Sacred and Sequential:

Dr. John Fadden discusses how he teaches Gospel texts and mimetic theory to students who would be otherwise interested in those topics. His solution: incorporating superhero narratives.

“Finally, the activity left an impression on the students. I could talk to students about the narratives without them jumping to ‘this is a historical account’ once they had tried writing stories about Jesus imitating superheroes. They could appreciate that maybe the gospel writers were trying to imitate the classics and one up the superhero stories of their day.”

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