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Sacred Terror: Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen
     

Sacred Terror: Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen

by Douglas E. Cowan
 

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...both entertaining and important! -John Lyden

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...both entertaining and important! -John Lyden

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Cowan proves that the genre of horror film belongs firmly in the interest of religious studies.

-S. Brent Plate, Associate Professor of Religion and the Visual Arts, Texas Christian University, and author of Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-creation of the World

Nova Religio - Mark Lambert

For those interested in religion and film, this is a must read as it investigates and legitimizes an oft-overlooked niche of the film world.

CHOICE

Readers should take up this darkly pleasurable book...A remarkably engaging colloquial work on the salience of religion for the neglected genre of horror films...Recommended. All readers, all levels.

Video Watchdog - J. Todd Kingrea

For anyone interested in the intersection between religion and horror cinema, and an exploration of the fears that lie behind our quest for meaning, this is a superb book to have on hand.

Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas

Well written and expertly organized, this book will certainly be exciting to movie buffs, and, because of its central emphasis upon the cultural and religious angst inherent in horror movies, will appeal to the intelligent thinker. American Studies scholars may find it a welcome exploration into a topic little explored in American scholarship.

Nova Religio

Sacred Terror will prove a compelling and necessary read for a motley audience....For those interested in religion and film, this is a must read as it investigates and legitimizes an oft-overlooked niche of the film world. Further, the revelation of cultural ambivalence towards and fear of religion necessitates dialogue and study in theological and sociological environments.

Entangled Religions - Sybil A. Thornton

Crisply organized and well written, Sacred Terror is an excellent introduction for general readers and especially undergraduates to the academic study of horror, the basic concerns of religion, and how religion informs film.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602580183
Publisher:
Baylor University Press
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Pages:
325
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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S. Brent Plate

Cowan proves that the genre of horror film belongs firmly in the interest of religious studies.

Meet the Author

Douglas E. Cowan is Professor of Religious Studies and Social Development Studies at Renison University College. His publications include Sacred Space: The Quest for Transcendence in Science Fiction Film and Television (Baylor University Press, 2010).

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