03369nam 22004695 450 991030003740332120200703174223.03-319-96571-910.1007/978-3-319-96571-0(CKB)4100000006675098(MiAaPQ)EBC5521398(DE-He213)978-3-319-96571-0(EXLCZ)99410000000667509820180921d2018 u| 0engurcnu||||||||txtrdacontentcrdamediacrrdacarrierThe Theological Turn in Contemporary Gothic Fiction[electronic resource] Holy Ghosts /by Simon Marsden1st ed. 2018.Cham :Springer International Publishing :Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan,2018.1 online resource (211 pages)3-319-96570-0 1. Introduction: Spectres of the Sacred -- 2. Gothic Heresies -- 3. 'There were some stains that could not be removed': Adam Nevill and the Stain of Sin -- 4. Much Ado About Nothing: Peter Straub and Privation -- 5. William Peter Blatty and the Presence of the Absent Christ -- 6. 'Time to let go of all the old things': Justin Cronin's Radically Orthodox Christology -- 7. Sympathy for the Devil: Gothic Goes to Hell -- 8. The Sense of No Ending: (Re)Reading the Apocalyptic Stephen King -- 9. Conclusion: The Gothic Sacred.<conclusion: the="" fear="" of="" god.-="" bibliography -- .This study examines theological themes and resonances in post-1970 Gothic fiction. It argues that contemporary Gothic is not simply a secularised genre, but rather one that engages creatively – and often subversively – with theological texts and traditions. This creative engagement is reflected in Gothic fiction’s exploration of theological concepts including sin and evil, Christology and the messianic, resurrection, eschatology and apocalypse. Through readings of fiction by Gothic and horror writers including Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub, William Peter Blatty and others, this book demonstrates that Christianity continues to haunt the Gothic imagination and that the genre’s openness to the mysterious, numinous and non-rational opens space in which to explore religious beliefs and experiences less easily accessible to more overtly realist forms of representation. The book offers a new perspective on contemporary Gothic fiction that will be of interest to students and scholars of contemporary Gothic and of the relationship between literature and religion more generally.Literature, Modern—20th centuryLiterature, Modern—21st centuryFilm genresContemporary Literaturehttps://scigraph.springernature.com/ontologies/product-market-codes/815000Genrehttps://scigraph.springernature.com/ontologies/product-market-codes/413110Literature, Modern—20th century.Literature, Modern—21st century.Film genres.Contemporary Literature.Genre.809.38729Marsden Simonauthttp://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut963814BOOK9910300037403321The Theological Turn in Contemporary Gothic Fiction2185755UNINA