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Recorded MS
The Theology of Super Heroes

Can Superheroes be “spiritual”? In this fun and powerfully-presented course, learn how Superman, Batman, Spider-man, and the Green Lantern teach us about the Catholic Faith (and the heresies that have opposed it) — and get excited about the connection between cultural fun and theology!

Total classes: 8

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 6th to 9th


Can Superman, Batman, Spider-man and Green Lantern teach us about the Catholic Faith and the heresies that have opposed it? You bet they can! In this fun summer class, we will study the mythical meanings of super hero stories and the various heresies that the different heroes can illustrate for us.


Superman, the World’s First Superhero

Superman and the heresy of Docetism

Batman – A glimpse of the many faces of Batman over the years

Batman and the heresy of Arianism

Spider-man, the reluctant hero

Super heroes, secret identities and the Two Natures of Christ

Green Lantern and the Heresy of Pelagianism


Materials and Homework

Course materials: Super Heroes Can’t Save You by Todd Miles – ISBN-10 : 1462750796

ISBN-13: 978-1462750795 (https://amzn.to/3casaoM)

Homework: Daily assignments will consist of computer-generated quizzes for immediate feedback and brief reflections or essay answers graded by Mr. O’Brien. Homework should take no more than one hour per day outside of class time.

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