Lovecraft, Meet Yahweh: The Biblical Book of Isaiah as a Horror Story (Interview)

A new interview with me about my academic reading of the biblical book of Isaiah as a cosmic horror story has just been published at TheoFantastique:

Matt Cardin — “Gods and Monsters, Worms and Fire: A Horrific Reading of Isaiah”

The “Gods and Monsters” paper itself appears in my imminent next book, Dark Awakenings.

Topics broached in the interview include my reasons for tackling such a subject, the project’s relationship to my writing of the stories in Divinations of the Deep, the three-part test for deciding whether a text should be classified as horror, and the dismay that many conservative Christians may feel in response to a monstrous portrayal of deity.

Many thanks to my friend John Morehead, TheoFantastique’s ever-reliable creator, writer, and proprietor, for asking excellent questions.

About Matt Cardin

Teeming Brain founder and editor Matt Cardin is the author of DARK AWAKENINGS, DIVINATIONS OF THE DEEP, A COURSE IN DEMONIC CREATIVITY: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO THE INNER GENIUS, and the forthcoming TO ROUSE LEVIATHAN. He is also the editor of BORN TO FEAR: INTERVIEWS WITH THOMAS LIGOTTI and the academic encyclopedias MUMMIES AROUND THE WORLD, GHOSTS, SPIRITS, AND PSYCHICS: THE PARANORMAL FROM ALCHEMY TO ZOMBIES, and HORROR LITERATURE THROUGH HISTORY.

Posted on February 18, 2010, in Arts & Entertainment and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The thanks goes to you for asking difficult questions in your academic study and connecting the dots between the biblical material and horror literature. Perhaps we should collaborate on a new Bible “translation,” the Lovecraft Horror Study Bible.

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