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Bivins, Jason C. "“Jesus Was Not a Weak Fairy”. Chick Tracts and the Visual Culture of Evangelical Fear." In: Religion of Fear. The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2008, S. 41–89.
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Keywords: Biographie, Chick. Jack T., Religion, USA
Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press (New York)
Collection: Religion of Fear. The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism
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.
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