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Gothic Films: What They Tell Us by Paul Leggett, Ph.D.   Leggett writes, "One of the few signs of the continuing impact of the Word of God on our secular, post-modern, and now increasingly pagan world, may be found in our century's enduring fascination with the classic horror film....Prominent evangelicals of this period...were clearly going against the tide with their orthodox views of sin and salvation by grace alone. Yet this was the same worldview reflected in these Gothic novels." Mar/Apr 1997 Theology Matters p. 11

No Other Gods by Robert L. Wilken, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.  Wilken's argues, "Practical atheism, that is to say, secularism, has undermined beliefs, attitudes, and conventions that have nurtured our civilization for centuries....Nothing is left untouched, whether it be our most cherished institutions, or the roles that have defined one's place In family, neighborhood, and city, or assumptions about duty, love, virtue, honor, and modesty....The ferocity of the current assault on the legacy of Christian culture, however, has brought a new clarity of vision.  The alternatives are set before us with unusual starkness: either there will be a genuine renewal of Christian culture--there is no serious alternative --or we will be enveloped by the darkness of paganism in which the worship of the true God is abandoned and forgotten. The sources of the cultural crisis, it turns out, are theological."   Jan/Feb 1996 Theology Matters   p. 1