Episode 041: The Gracious Heroism of Wonder Woman

4 Men posing with Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is a movie about heroes and the power of heroic role models to inspire heroism in others. Part of the cultural significance of Wonder Woman as a character is to provide young girls with a larger-than-life image to which they can aspire, parallel to the role Superman plays for young boys.

This spoiler-filled podcast episode is a conversation with author John McAteer as he answers questions including: what is the approach to heroes that Wonder Woman takes. Wonder Woman is a feminist icon; is this movie trying to tear down biblical gender roles? What does the movie say about the origin of war and the possibility of ending war? Some Christian movie reviewers have interpreted Wonder Woman as a Christ-figure. Would you agree with that?

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