Religion and Its Monsters
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 Its Monsters is essential reading for students of religion and popular culture, as well as any readers with an interest in horror.
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Review: Religion and Its MonstersUser Review - AngelaGay Kinkead - Goodreads
The book is in two sections; Religion and its Monsters and Monsters and their Religion. A fun look at Dracula, the Leviathan, dragons, etc. Nice reading to get me out of my box! Read full review
Review: Religion and Its MonstersUser Review - Frank Roberts - Goodreads
Monsters. They both fascinate and repulse us. In this slim but meaty little book, Beal examines the monsters of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and then turns and examines how our current monster ... Read full review