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Description - Sacred Terror by Douglas E. Cowan

Sacred 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 Details

ISBN: 9781602580183
ISBN-10: 1602580189
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 325
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).

Books By Douglas E. Cowan

Sacred Space by Douglas E. Cowan
Paperback, August 2010
Cyberhenge by Douglas E. Cowan
Hardback, November 2004
Religion Online by Douglas E. Cowan
Paperback, June 2004