Christians Watching Batman: A Dark Knight Dialogue

Click through to read a critical dialogue between two Christian viewers of The Dark Knight Rises, at Burnside Writers Collective. I wrote the piece after being unable to decide between my aesthetic and moral appreciation of the film and my political reservations about it.

A propos of the occasion, I also briefly discuss the relationship between the 9/11 attacks and the racialization of Bane and the League of Shadows, at least insofar as it concerns our current cultural context (and not the graphic novel mythology).


Brad Fruhauff is editor-in-chief of Relief. He also teaches English at Trinity International University.

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About Brad Fruhauff

Brad Fruhauff is the Writing and Communications Specialist at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL, Contributing Editor at Sapientia, and a Senior Editor at Relief. His poems and reviews have appeared in BooksandCulture.com, Christianity & Literature, Rock & Sling, *catapult, and the Englewood Review of Books, and his poems have been anthologized in Not Yet Christmas: An Advent Reader and How to Write a Poem. He lives in Evanston with his wife and two sons.

Brad Fruhauff is the Writing and Communications Specialist at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL, Contributing Editor at Sapientia, and a Senior Editor at Relief. His poems and reviews have appeared in BooksandCulture.com, Christianity & Literature, Rock & Sling, *catapult, and the Englewood Review of Books, and his poems have been anthologized in Not Yet Christmas: An Advent Reader and How to Write a Poem. He lives in Evanston with his wife and two sons.