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God Behind the Screen

Literary Portraits of Personality Disorders and Religion, 1st Edition

By Janko Andrijasevic


216 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

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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to literary studies, it engages with topics such as philosophy, science, race, gender, film, music, and ecology. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Religion
MEDICAL / Mental Health