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
1 The Levels of Personality – Corpus et Animam
2 Generally on Religion
3 The Constant Seeker: Larry Darrell and Mature Religiosity
4 The Slow-Witted Mystic: Mrs. Dempster and Fool-Saintly Religiosity
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
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.