​Messiah or Hot Mess?: The Theology of Superheroes

Doxacon 2019

Doxacon was founded in 2013 by Daniel Silver and Father David Subu from the Protection of the Holy Mother of God Orthodox Church in Falls Church, VA. Their mission is to create a place where fans of the genres of science fiction and fantasy can explore where those genres intersect with their faith. This years event was held at St. George Orthodox Church in Bethesda, Maryland, November 1-2, 2019.

November 2019

​Messiah or Hot Mess?: The Theology of Superheroes

Superheroes reflect a messianic hope: that a great power can heal this broken world. But our depictions of superheroes have often been more destructive than salvific: they lay waste to entire cities, or get bogged down by gritty depictions that undermine their heroism. In this talk, Steven takes a closer look at attempt to depict larger-than-life heroes — and why these messianic figures tend to be a hot mess.

A graduate of Yale University, Fordham University School of Law, and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Steven Christoforou is passionate about sharing the Gospel in a clear and accessible way and helping people see Christ at work in their lives.

November 29, 2019 Length: 58:25




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