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The Resource Maps of heaven, maps of hell : religious terror as memory from the Puritans to Stephen King, Edward J. Ingebretsen

Maps of heaven, maps of hell : religious terror as memory from the Puritans to Stephen King, Edward J. Ingebretsen

Label
Maps of heaven, maps of hell : religious terror as memory from the Puritans to Stephen King
Title
Maps of heaven, maps of hell
Title remainder
religious terror as memory from the Puritans to Stephen King
Statement of responsibility
Edward J. Ingebretsen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Puritan theology maintained the "men need to be terrified, so that they may be converted." Yet the fear of self-loss at the heart of religious conversion was, oddly enough, similar to the fear provoked by witchery and demonic possession. Thus terror entered American culture partly by way of religious sanction, and it continues to be an important social tool for the shaping of hearts and minds. This book defines the use of terror in the American popular imagination from its beginnings in Puritan sermonizing to its prominent place in contemporary genre film and fiction
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ingebretsen, Edward J.
Dewey number
813/.0873809
Index
index present
Intended audience
1330 L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PS374.H67
LC item number
I54 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horror tales, American
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Fiction
  • American fiction
  • Puritan movements in literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Heaven in literature
  • Memory in literature
  • Hell in literature
Label
Maps of heaven, maps of hell : religious terror as memory from the Puritans to Stephen King, Edward J. Ingebretsen
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a1p7-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prologue: Last Things First: A Dante-esque Digression -- Preface: The Semiotics of Terror -- Ch. 1. Nostalgia and Terror: Holy Ghosts -- Ch. 2. "Entertaining Satan": The American Rite of Deviancy -- Ch. 3. Writing the Unholy: Chanting the God Demonic -- Ch. 4. The Shape of the Dark: Robert Frost and H.P. Lovecraft -- Ch. 5. "It Came from Beyond": The Sacred and the Scary -- Postscript: End Runs: Toward the American Gothic
Control code
ocm31329496
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxviii, 239 pages
Isbn
9781557786388
Lccn
94039041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781563248719
  • (OCoLC)31329496
Label
Maps of heaven, maps of hell : religious terror as memory from the Puritans to Stephen King, Edward J. Ingebretsen
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a1p7-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prologue: Last Things First: A Dante-esque Digression -- Preface: The Semiotics of Terror -- Ch. 1. Nostalgia and Terror: Holy Ghosts -- Ch. 2. "Entertaining Satan": The American Rite of Deviancy -- Ch. 3. Writing the Unholy: Chanting the God Demonic -- Ch. 4. The Shape of the Dark: Robert Frost and H.P. Lovecraft -- Ch. 5. "It Came from Beyond": The Sacred and the Scary -- Postscript: End Runs: Toward the American Gothic
Control code
ocm31329496
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxviii, 239 pages
Isbn
9781557786388
Lccn
94039041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781563248719
  • (OCoLC)31329496

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