My first writing was in the horror genre, contributing to publications like The Horror Show and Cemetery Dance, and writing entries for the encyclopedia Supernatural Fiction Writers. I even worked for George A. Romero’s Laurel Entertainment film and TV production company for a little while. I think there’s value in exploring dark themes, fear, and even revulsion in art. The medievals certainly thought so, or they wouldn’t have produced so much of it.
I’m not going to link all the individual Dark Country posts individually, but you can find all all them here, from “Eli Renfro” to “The Man Comes Around.”
I’d been thinking about ghosts for a while now, and wondering where they fit in the theology and life of the church. I didn’t get as much written as I’d hoped because we had a family medical crisis while I was working on it, but 10,000 words is plenty for now. A shorter article will be published by the National Catholic Register.
Here are all the posts in the Ghosts in the Church series:
Ghosts in the Bible
Three posts on St. Augustine’s detailed consideration of ghosts:
- St. Augustine’s Three Types of Vision
- St. Augustine’s Ghost Story
- St. Augustine’s Rejection of Ghosts
St. Thomas Aquinas Believed in Ghosts (True fact)
Do You Believe in Ghosts? (In which I answer the question: “Sorta, sometimes”)
Have a happy Halloween.