Finding Heroism in Cinema & Television Science Fiction

By |2014-01-04T21:49:07-05:00May 14th, 2013|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Heroism|Tags: , , , , |

Where are the Heroes? Where in this modern and post-modern world do we find an embrace of heroism and the heroic virtues? Certainly not in most literature published since the 1960s.  There exists much irony and tragedy, certainly—remnants, perhaps, of late Greece as well as late Rome.  But, in present-day serious literature, there exists [...]

Comic Book Superheroes

By |2016-02-14T16:01:08-05:00May 25th, 2012|Categories: Christianity, Communio, Culture, Fiction, Film, Heroism, Stratford Caldecott|Tags: |

…Stand up and keep your childishness: Read all the pedants’ screeds and strictures; But don’t believe in anything That can’t be told in coloured pictures. Chesterton would not have liked many of the stories told in coloured pictures by American comic books, which these days tend to dystopia and sado-eroticism—an all-too predictable reflection of the [...]