Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen
By (author) Douglas E. Cowan
Sacred Terror by Douglas E. Cowan
Book DescriptionSacred Terror examines the religious elements lurking in horror films. It answers a simple but profound question: When there are so many other scary things around, why is religion so often used to tell a scary story? In this lucid, provocative book, Douglas Cowan argues that horror films are opportune vehicles for externalizing the fears that lie inside our religious selves: of evil; of the flesh; of sacred places; of a change in the sacred order; of the supernatural gone out of control; of death, dying badly, or not remaining dead; of fanaticism; and of the power--and the powerlessness--of religion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781602580183
(228mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Baylor University Press
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Douglas E. Cowan
Douglas E. Cowan (Ph.D. University of Calgary) is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Social Development Studies, Renison College, University of Waterloo. The author or editor of nine books, his most recent publications include: Cults and New Religions: A Brief History (with David G. Bromley, 2007), Cyberhenge: Modern Pagans on the Internet (2005), and Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet (with Lorne L. Dawson; 2004).
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