Logan, Diana, and Thor: Christ-Haunted Heroes

By Armond Boudreaux It is easy to think of superheroes as a uniquely American and uniquely modern creation. Their eagerness to go out into the world and punch bad guys certainly appeals to American sensibilities, and the sci-fi origins that characterize many of them certainly speaks to modern preoccupations with science and technology. And of…

The Gospel According to Wonder Woman?

As we close out a week commemorating the release of Wonder Woman on DVD/Blu-Ray, here is a blog from Tripp Hudgins over at Ministry Matters. “When all our heroes are male, we need to stop and ask ourselves what we’re missing … what part of humanity is being silenced.” Read more here.

The Complicated Theology of Wonder Woman

This post is a link to a talk given by Dr. Elizabeth Coody of Iliff School of Theology in Denver Colorado. “Even before the new movie broke box office records and charmed the world this summer, Wonder Woman was an icon for feminism. She has a set of values in the film that closely approximates…

Wonder Woman and Transhumanism

To further commemorate the release of Wonder Woman this week on DVD/Blu-Ray, here is piece by Christopher Benek: “Wonder Woman is an enhanced being with superhuman, god-like powers compared to the other people she encounters. Accordingly, in the film, she is faced with a very real transhumanist dilemma. On one hand, she can become a supervillain…

Wonder Woman: A Divine Feminine Myth for our Time

In honor of Wonder Woman coming to DVD/Blu-Ray this week, check out this article by Dr. Christy Sim. “I explained how important it is to find, create, and celebrate divine images reflecting women’s experience alongside those considered more common to a masculine experience. I claimed the reason it is so crucial to include metaphors of the…

Wonder Woman: Facing the Darkness, Embracing Her Gifts

[Wonder Woman is being released on DVD/Blu-Ray tomorrow! To celebrate, we are presenting a week of related Wonder Woman blogs reflecting on this superhero movie milestone, starting with a previous post by Stephanie Pacheco] By Stephanie Pacheco Wonder Woman is a thematic knock out as Diana encounters the reality of evil and chooses to keep…

Wonder Woman: Facing the Darkness, Embracing Her Gifts

By Stephanie Pacheco Wonder Woman is a thematic knock out as Diana encounters the reality of evil and chooses to keep loving and place her gifts in the service of humanity. The Amazonian goddess is genuinely moved and affected by the suffering of war, experienced by both soldiers and civilians. From the paradise-like island of…