This is the fifth installment in our Theology of Star Wars series. Read our other essays on Episode I, Episode IV, Episode V and Episode VI. Pity the storyteller who – having sketched the faint outlines of a quasi-Buddhist guild that also once served as a sort of pan-galactic Ministry of Defense – subsequently resolves to depict in detail how such a thing could function at all. George Lucas never was a filmmaker to shrink from a challenge, though, and thus was begotten Star Wars:…  [more]