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Sacred Terror : Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen (Reprint) (Paperback) (Douglas E. Cowan)

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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.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 315
Genre: Social Science, Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Media Studies, Film + Video / History + Criticism, Sociology of Religion
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Baylor Univ Pr
Author: Douglas E. Cowan
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2016
TCIN: 51082018
UPC: 9781481304900
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-3560
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