By Mike Duran
To such a lot, the time period “Christian horror” most likely sounds like an oxymoron. however, there are first-class arguments to be made that “horror” is an eminently biblical style and that Christian artists may be on the vanguard of reclaiming it. during this paintings, novelist Mike Duran explores the Judeo-Christian roots of up to date horror, the non secular topics that body a lot of the horror paintings, and the way evangelical tradition has come to distance itself from this kind of in all probability wealthy and strong medium. Duran appears at Christian artists and authors whose works hire the macabre and gruesome. From surrealist Hieronymus Bosch to Southern Gothicist Flannery O'Connor to the grasp of horror Stephen King, we will be able to hint a highly biblical worldview that frames their visions of terror. alongside the best way, Duran solutions objections whereas constructing an apologetic, now not for a brand new sub-genre, yet for a rethinking of the explanations that "Christian horror" has grow to be considered as such an oxymoron.
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Christian Horror: On the Compatibility of a Biblical Worldview and the Horror Genre by Mike Duran