A call for abstracts, for the academic book Theology and Horror.
Explorations of the relationship between religion and horror are fairly well established. However, this is not the case for theology and horror. Many times explorations of theology and horror involve simplistic readings in which theological concepts or doctrines are spotted within horror narratives and noted as points of connection. While this approach has its place, great possibilities exist for going deeper and wider in the exploration of horror and theology.
[The book will explore] how theology is present in horror [and suggest] how theology can be changed and shaped by an interaction with horror. [It will be] co-edited by John Morehead and Brandon R. Grafius. Morehead is the proprietor of TheoFantastique.com, and is a contributor, editor and co-editor to a number of books including The Undead and Theology, Joss Whedon and Religion, The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro, and Fantastic Fan Cultures and the Sacred (forthcoming). Grafius is assistant professor of Biblical Studies at Ecumenical Theological Seminary.
Abstracts of 300-500 words with CVs should be sent to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th January 2019. The submission deadline for drafts of manuscripts of 6,000-8,000 words is scheduled for 1st September 2019.