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Dr. Heather Macumber: Monster Theory and the Bible

18:40 | Jan 5, 2022

Episodes Notes

Dr. Heather Macumber, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at
Providence University College recently released a new book, Recovering the
Monstrous in Revelation.

This 212-page book gives readers a look into Monster Theory, specifically
exploring the book of Revelation with all its apocalyptic creatures.

Explaining that Monster Theory can be used as an academic tool, Macumber cites Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, author of “Monster Culture (Seven Theses),” and says, “Cohen’s central argument is that we can read a culture by the monsters it produces.The monsters reveal a culture’s fears and anxieties, their biases and
prejudices.”

Today on Connections, Dr. Macumber discusses Monster Theory and the inspiration behind her book.

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