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Religion of FearThe Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism$
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Jason C Bivins

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195340815

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.001.0001

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“Jesus Was Not a Weak Fairy”

“Jesus Was Not a Weak Fairy”

Chick Tracts and the Visual Culture of Evangelical Fear

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(p.41) 3“Jesus Was Not a Weak Fairy”
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Religion of Fear
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Jason C. Bivins (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.003.0003

The first of the book's four case studies examines the long‐standing cartoon ministry of Californian Jack Chick. Situating Chick's work in the history of the comics genre and in the visual culture of American religions, this chapter explores the specific narrative structures of Chick's political vision alongside the particular demons he portrays in his graphic art. The chapter also includes a detailed biography of Chick, a history of American comics, and a close reading of the Chick canon. The chapter concludes by documenting Chick's sense of social decline and religious fear, themes that acquire power as the Religion of Fear develops over time.

Keywords:   Jack Chick, comic books, visual culture, conspiracy theory, religious subcultures, tract ministry

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