|By (author):||Cowan, Douglas E.|
|Subject:||LITERARY CRITICISM / Horror & Supernatural|
|LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Religion|
|PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General|
|PERFORMING ARTS / General|
|RELIGION / Religion, Politics & State|
|Audience:||professional and scholarly|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in|
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From creature features to indie horror flicks, find out what happens when sex, horror, and the religious imagination come together
"Groundbreaking, disturbing, and riveting. Cowan recognizes that horror has a penchant for being at the same time scary and sexy, and that religion likewise has a unique ability to terrify in connection with restrictions on human sexuality. The intersections and even the simple comparability of these two human phenomena has not been explored by academics, much less explored adequately. Only Cowan could write this book, and write it so well."
"Adds depth and texture to our understanding of horror?s relation to the body and religious imagination. This is a new area of inquiry in the world of religious studies and Cowan is at the forefront as a clear authority on the questions raised by horror, popular theology, and religious studies."
Douglas E. Cowan is Professor of Religious Studies and Social Development Studies at Renison University College. Some of his previous books include Sacred Space: The Quest for Transcendence in Science Fiction Film and Television, Sacred Terror: Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen, and America?s Dark Theologian: The Religious Imagination of Stephen King.