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Maps of Heaven, Maps of Hell: Religious Terror As Memory from the Puritans to Stephen King

Edward Ingebretsen,

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ISBN 10: 1563248719 / ISBN 13: 9781563248719
Published by M E Sharpe Inc, 1996
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First Edition 1996, number line intact, Near Fine black cloth hardback, gilt lettering on spine, interior unread, d/j, Near Fine in brodart, xxxviii, 239 pages, author/literature professor Edward J. Ingerbretsen, S.J., selected bibliography, index, LITERATURE, POETRY, horror tales, American, heaven, hell, history and criticism, "The smartest, most savvy overview of American horror Fiction" Stephen King, ISBN-10: 1563248719 Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches. Bookseller Inventory # E2855a

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Title: Maps of Heaven, Maps of Hell: Religious ...

Publisher: M E Sharpe Inc

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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From its beginnings in Puritan sermonising to its prominent place in contemporary genre film and fiction, this book traces the use of terror in the American popular imagination. Entering American culture partly by way of religious sanction, it remains an important heart and mind shaping tool.

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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.

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