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Religion and Its Monsters

ISBN-10: 0415925886
ISBN-13: 9780415925884
Edition: 2002
Authors: Timothy K. Beal
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Description: Religion's great and powerful mystery fascinates us, but also terrifies. In this work, Timothy Beal writes about the monsters that lurk in our religious texts, and about how monsters and religion are deeply entwined.

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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/5/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Religion's great and powerful mystery fascinates us, but also terrifies. In this work, Timothy Beal writes about the monsters that lurk in our religious texts, and about how monsters and religion are deeply entwined.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Genesis 1, Take Two
Religion and Its Monsters, Monsters and Their Religion
Paradox of the Monstrous
Demonizing and Deifying
Monstrum Tremendum, Mysterium Tremendum
Religion and Its Monsters
Chaos Gods
Fragments from the Ancient Near East
To Order and Back
Chaos Mother
The Cloudrider and the Warrior Goddess
No Rest
The Bible and Horror
Biblical Monsters and Mad Professors
Water Play or Water Fight
Disorientation and Theological Horror
Monstrous Enemies
Conjuring
The Sleep of Wisdom
Job and the Abyss of Suffering
Absence of All Refuge
Desiring Chaos
Lyricism of Terror
From the Whirlwind
Rousing God Rousing Leviathan
Diapered Monster
Behold Behemoth
Drawing Out Leviathan
Wholly Other
Divine Abyss
Dinner and a Show
Watching and Eating Monsters in Rabbinic Tradition
Seafaring Tales of the Rabbis
Fresh, Frozen or Salt-cured
Is This Monster Kosher?
Jonah's Undersea Adventure
To the Devil
Apocalypse
It's the Edge of the World as We Know It
Diabolical Dragon
The Monster-maker's Bible's Bible
From Beowulf to Dracula to Harry Potter
Monsters and Their Religion
New Monsters in Old Skins
Modern Chaos Battles
Hobbes' Mortall God
Theophany
But Why Leviathan?
Awe and Order
Hellraiser
Other Gods
Orientalism and Its Monsters
The Witch's Monkeys
Rama's Monkeys
Horrid Chambers of Imagery
Diabolical Monsters
Sublime Monsters
Disoriental Monsters
The Blood Is the Life
Ritual Purity and Danger in Dracula
The Count's Religion
Laws Pertaining to Blood
Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood
Rituals of Resacralization
Transfusion
One Wedding and a Funeral
Last Battle
Screening Monsters
Movie Time, Sacred Time
Monstrous Revelations (Nosferatu and Shadow of the Vampire)
Stage Rite (Dracula)
Exorcism (Metropolis)
Ecomonster
I Am Become Death
Ecohorror on Screen
Demythologizing the Monster
Shooting the Monster
These Are Ourselves
Our Monsters, Ourselves
Island of the Misfit Boys
Bela's Hideous Progeny
Cthulhu Mythos
Lovecraft's Hideous Progeny
From Scholars to the Campus Crusade for Cthulhu
Homesickness
Conclusion
Here Be Monsters
Warning
Notes
Index

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