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The Resource America's dark theologian : the religious imagination of Stephen King, Douglas E. Cowan

America's dark theologian : the religious imagination of Stephen King, Douglas E. Cowan

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America's dark theologian : the religious imagination of Stephen King
Title
America's dark theologian
Title remainder
the religious imagination of Stephen King
Statement of responsibility
Douglas E. Cowan
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Americas dark theologian
Title variation remainder
the religious imagination of Stephen King
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Language
eng
Summary
Considering works such as Carrie, The Dead Zone, Misery, The Shining, and many more, Douglas Cowan explores the religious imagery, themes, characters, and, most importantly, questions that haunt Stephen King?s horror stories. Religion and its trappings are found throughout King?s fiction, but what Cowan reveals is a writer skeptical of the certainty of religious belief. Describing himself as a (3zsfallen away(3y sMethodist, King is less concerned with providing answers to our questions, than constantly challenging both those who claim to have answers and the answers they proclaim. Whether he is pondering the existence of other worlds, exploring the origins of religious belief and how it is passed on, probing the nature of the religious experience, or contemplating the existence of God, King invites us to question everything we think we know
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10677394
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Cowan, Douglas E
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • King, Stephen
  • King, Stephen
  • Religion in literature
  • Theology in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Theology in literature
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the religious imagination of Stephen King
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America's dark theologian : the religious imagination of Stephen King, Douglas E. Cowan
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 20-9-238) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
America's dark theologian: reading Stephen King religiously -- Thin spots: what peeks through the cracks in the world -- Deadfall: ghost stories as God-talk -- A jumble of whites and blacks: becoming religious -- Return to Ackerman's field: ritual and the unseen order -- Forty years in Maine: Stephen King and the varieties of religious experience -- If it be your will: theodicy, morality, and the nature of God -- The land beyond: cosmology and the never-ending questions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 243 pages
Isbn
9781479894734
Lccn
2017037991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
BRO-copy20180620-060
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1006315726
  • (OCoLC)1006315726
  • 523458
  • 530004
Label
America's dark theologian : the religious imagination of Stephen King, Douglas E. Cowan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 20-9-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
America's dark theologian: reading Stephen King religiously -- Thin spots: what peeks through the cracks in the world -- Deadfall: ghost stories as God-talk -- A jumble of whites and blacks: becoming religious -- Return to Ackerman's field: ritual and the unseen order -- Forty years in Maine: Stephen King and the varieties of religious experience -- If it be your will: theodicy, morality, and the nature of God -- The land beyond: cosmology and the never-ending questions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 243 pages
Isbn
9781479894734
Lccn
2017037991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
BRO-copy20180620-060
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1006315726
  • (OCoLC)1006315726
  • 523458
  • 530004

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