Religion and Its Monsters

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Psychology Press, 2002 - 235 páginas

Religion's great and powerful mystery fascinates us, but it also terrifies. So too the monsters that haunt the stories of the Judeo-Christian mythos and earlier traditions: Leviathan, Behemoth, dragons, and other beasts. In this unusual and provocative book, Timothy K. Beal writes about the monsters that lurk in our religious texts, and about how monsters and religion are deeply entwined. Horror and faith are inextricable. Ans as monsters are part of religious texts and traditions, so religion lurks in the modern horror genre, from its birth in Dante's Inferno to the contemporary spookiness of H.P. Lovecraft and the Hellraiser films. Religion and ItsMonsters is essential reading for students of religion and popular culture, as well as any readers with an interest in horror.

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PART
4
CHAOS GODS
13
THE BIBLE AND HORROR
23
THE SLEEP OF WISDOM
35
FROM THE WHIRLWIND
47
DINNER AND A SHOW
57
TO THE DEVIL
71
NEW MONSTERS IN OLD SKINS
89
OTHER GODS
103
SCREENING MONSTERS
141
ECOMONSTER
159
OUR MONSTERS OURSELVES
173
CONCLUSION
193
INDEX
229
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Timothy K. Beal holds the Harkness Chair of Biblical Literature at Case Western Reserve University. He is author of The Book of Hiding and co-editor of Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies, both published by Routledge.

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