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Title The paranormal and popular culture : a postmodern religious landscape / edited by Darryl Caterine and John W. Morehead.

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Series Routledge studies in religion.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I The return of the sacred. What can the paranormal in popular culture tell us about our relationship with the sacred in contemporary society? -- Paranormal medicine -- The right to a narrative: metamodernism, paranormal horror, and agency in The Cabin in the Woods -- The Dark Knight Rises: shamanic transformations in Gotham City -- These lovers are out of this world: sex, consent, and the rhetoric of conversion in abductee narratives -- The mystery of everything out there: Bigfoot and religion in the 21st century -- The haunters and the hunters: popular ghost hunting and the pursuit of paranormal experience -- Part II The spell of occulture. Religions of the red planet: fin de siècle Martian romances -- Paranormal women: the "sexual revolution" and female sexuality in Hammer Studios' Karnstein Trilogy -- "We're ready to believe you!" Spiritualism and the interpretation of paranormal experience in Ghostbusters (1984) -- Jesus and the undead: resurrected bodies in scripture and the zombie apocalypse -- Haunting the ghost of Mark Twain -- Accounts of high strangeness: a Brazilian perspective on the paranormal and popular culture -- How the Necronomicon became real: the ecology of a legend -- Miranda Barbour and the construction of a "satanic cult" murder -- "What would you do when . . .?": Ostensive play in the zombie apocalypse narrative -- Paranormal beliefs, new religious movements, and the New Age spiritual milieu -- Cryptofiction! Science fiction and the rise of cryptozoology -- When did fairies get wings? -- A contactee canon: Gray Barker's Saucerian Books.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 08, 2019).
Darryl Caterine is a professor of religious studies at Le Moyne College, USA. He is the author of Haunted Ground: Journeys through a Paranormal America (2011), and a number of articles and chapters on the paranormal, including essays in The Brill Handbook of Spiritualism and Channeling, Nova Religio: The Journal of Emergent and Alternative Religions, and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. John W. Moreheadis an academic researcher and writer specializing in new religious movements as well as religion and popular culture. His writing includes a chapter on Matrixism for The Brill Handbook of Hyper-real Religions; entries on Paganism for The Handbook of Religion; and the co-editing and editing of volumes on religion and pop culture including The Undead and Theology, Joss Whedon and Religion, The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro, and Fantastic Fan Cultures and the Sacred. He blogs at
Subject Parapsychology.
Popular culture.
Added Author Caterine, Darryl V., editor.
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Related To Print version: Paranormal and popular culture New York : Routledge, 2019 9781138738577 (DLC) 2018054364
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OCLC # EBC5716886
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