Who are we? Why are we the following? the place can we move once we die? For solutions to those questions, humans usually glance to faith. yet faith isn't the simply position seekers flip. Myths, legends, and different tales have given us other ways to handle the basic quandaries of lifestyles. Horror tales, particularly, with their concentrate on questions of violence and mortality, communicate urgently to the primal fears embedded in such existential mysteries. With greater than fifty novels to his identify, and hundreds of thousands of thousands of copies bought, few writers have spent extra time considering these fears than Stephen King. but regardless of being probably the most greatly learn authors of all time, King is woefully understudied. America’s darkish Theologian is the 1st in-depth research into how King treats faith in his horror fiction.
Considering works resembling Carrie, The useless Zone, Misery, The Shining, and lots of extra, Douglas Cowan explores the non secular imagery, topics, characters, and, most significantly, questions that hang-out Stephen King’s horror tales. faith and its trappings are came across all through King’s fiction, yet what Cowan finds is a author skeptical of the knowledge of non secular trust. Describing himself as a “fallen away” Methodist, King is much less enthusiastic about delivering solutions to our questions, than consistently tough either those that declare to have solutions and the solutions they proclaim. no matter if he's thinking about the life of alternative worlds, exploring the origins of non secular trust and the way it truly is handed on, probing the character of the non secular event, or considering the life of God, King invitations us to query every little thing we predict we know.
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