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For many of us, it's seemingly irresistible to try to discern our pet truths in the products of popular culture that exert a terrible fascination for us, often for quite other and nonspiritual or nonphilosophical reasons. In the long wake of The Gospel According to Peanuts, we have seen gospel truths accorded to the Disney Corporation, the Simpsons, Harry Potter, Dr. Seuss, and many more. McDowell (theology, New Coll., Univ. of Edinburgh) finds a rich source for Christian theology in George Lucas's Star Wars film series. It comes as no surprise to find moral preachment in this series; the heavy handedness of the makers' intentions tended to weaken the later films. McDowell's efforts, while admirable in their doggedness, tend to diminish the films by burdening them with specifically Christian messages--they do preach, but is it Christ they preach? Still, some readers will enjoy McDowell's attempt to justify their guilty passion for Lucas's space operas. For many collections.