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The Resource Such a dark thing : theology of the vampire narrative in popular culture, M. Jess Peacock

Such a dark thing : theology of the vampire narrative in popular culture, M. Jess Peacock

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Such a dark thing : theology of the vampire narrative in popular culture
Title
Such a dark thing
Title remainder
theology of the vampire narrative in popular culture
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M. Jess Peacock
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eng
Summary
Evil, death, demons, reanimation, and resurrection. While such topics are often reserved for the darker mindscapes of the vampire subgenre within popular culture, they are equally integral elements of religious history and belief. Despite the cultural shift of presenting vampires in a secular light, the traditional figure of the vampire within cinema and literature has a rich legacy of serving as a theological marker. Whether as a symbol of the allure of sin, as an apologetic for assorted religious icons, or as a gateway into a discussion of liberationist theology, the vampire has served as a spiritual touchstone from Bram Stoker's Dracula, to Stephen King's Salem's Lot, to the HBO television series True Blood. In Such a Dark Thing, Jess Peacock examines how the figure of the vampire is able to traverse and interconnect theology and academia within the larger popular culture in a compelling and engaging manner. The vampire straddles the ineffable chasm between life and death and speaks to the transcendent in all of us, tapping into our fundamental curiosity of what, if anything, exists beyond the mortal coil, giving us a glimpse into the interminable while maintaining a cultural currency that is never dead and buried
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Peacock, M. Jess
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Vampires
  • Demonology
  • Delaware County (Ohio)
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Such a dark thing : theology of the vampire narrative in popular culture, M. Jess Peacock
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-131) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxx, 137 pages
Isbn
9781620327197
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)903635074
  • (OCoLC)903635074
Label
Such a dark thing : theology of the vampire narrative in popular culture, M. Jess Peacock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-131) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxx, 137 pages
Isbn
9781620327197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903635074
  • (OCoLC)903635074

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