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God Behind the Screen
Literary Portraits of Personality Disorders and Religion





ISBN 9781138339040
Published September 11, 2018 by Routledge
214 Pages

 
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This interdisciplinary study of literary characters sheds light on the relatively under-studied phenomenon of religious psychopathy. God Behind the Screen: Literary Portrais of Religious Psychopathy identifies and rigorously examines protagonists in works from a variety of genres, written by authors such as Aldous Huxley, Jane Austin, Sinclair Lewis, and Steven King, who are both fervently religous and suffer from a range of disorders underneath the umbrella of psychopathy.

Table of Contents

Introduction





PART I



1 The Levels of Personality – Corpus et Animam



2 Generally on Religion





PART II



3 The Constant Seeker: Larry Darrell and Mature Religiosity



4 The Slow-Witted Mystic: Mrs. Dempster and Fool-Saintly Religiosity





PART III



5 Hustling Man of the Cloth: Elmer Gantry and Narcissistic Religiosity



6 A Demon Next to an Angel: Father Joseph and Masochistic Religiosity



7 Preacher of the Poisonwood Bible: Nathan Price and Antisocial Religiosity



8 The Flamboyant Depressive: Mrs. Winterson and Paranoid Religiosity



9 Case Studies of Minor Characters





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Biography

Janko Andrijasevic is a Professor of English Literature at the University of Montenegro. His areas of interest include Aldous Huxley, medical humanities, spirituality and psychology in literature. He has published a monograph on religion in Aldous Huxley's work, as well as two short novels, all in Serbo-Croatian.