Superheroes and Their Ancient Jewish Parallels: A Comparative Study (Paperback)Johnny E. Miles (author)
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In times of crises, such as the aftermath of exile for ancient Israel and World War II and 9/11 for the US, these heroes emerged to model necessary virtues that inspired emulation and a sense of commitment amidst cultural struggles with a sense of worth and identity. The concerns of identity and integration with a dominant culture were especially acute for a post-exilic Jewish culture. By using modern American superheroes and their stories as cross-cultural conversation partners, this book uniquely presents the stories of select Israelite characters as hero stories (beyond that as models of faith) while discerning those needs such (super)hero figures would have satisfied for a post-exilic Jewish culture.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages: 225
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 9 mm
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