The Theological Theory of Indiana Jones

indyMy article this week at The Imaginative Conservative website explicates the hidden meaning of the Indiana Jones films….

….or does it?

Is it possible that the popular Indiana Jones trilogy is a cleverly structured, well thought-out, theologically astute analogy of the Christian spiritual quest? I do not suggest that it is an allegory, and I realize it is always possible to read too much into popular film and fiction, but might there be more meaning there than meets the eye?

The theological theory of Indiana Jones goes like this: The films reflect the religious and spiritual growth of humanity as Jones develops positively as a human being. As he comes to understand himself and as he goes on a quest, he is also going on a quest to understand and experience deeper theological truths.

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