Books Besides the Bible: Christ and the Gothic

Every Monday in Books Besides the Bible, Ethan Bartlett considers the value and pleasure of reading for Christians.Like all good criticism, Elizabeth Lowry's recent review of Victoria Nelson's Gothica is worth reading on its own merits. The book, in brief, looks at the revival of Gothic horror tropes (e.g., vampires, werewolves, zombies) and theorizes that they signal a new religion on the horizon. The argument is that the new wave of Gothic revivalism involves union with things that were once … [Read more...]