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.
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
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