'Behold, I stand at the door and knock': The Living Dead and Apocalyptic Dystopia

Tina Pippin


The zombie genre in contemporary literature and film presents another form of the monstrous as a response to political situations. The undead exhibit apocalyptic fears and anxiety about the future. In the New Testament narratives of the undead, especially the stories of Lazarus and the risen Christ, the undead appear sanctified, holy. But lurking beneath the transformed flesh are apocalyptic possibilities, and zombies make good reading partners of the biblical apocalypse.


Revelation; zombies

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Bible and Critical Theory: ISSN 1832-3391