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Kim Paffenroth

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Syosset, NY, The United States
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Melville, Flannery O'Connor, Dostoevsky, Poe, Hawthorne

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I am a professor of religious studies, and the author of several books on the Bible and theology. I grew up in New York, Virginia, and New Mexico. I attended St. John's College, Annapolis, MD (BA, 1988), Harvard Divinity School (MTS, 1990), and the University of Notre Dame (PhD, 1995). I live in upstate New York with my wife and two wonderful kids. In the horror genre, I have written Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero's Visions of Hell on Earth (Baylor, 2006) - WINNER, 2006 Bram Stoker Award; Dying to Live: A Novel of Life among the Undead (Permuted Press, 2007); Orpheus and the Pearl(Magus Press, 2008); and Dying to Live: Life Sentence(Permuted Press, 2008).

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Last Rites (Dying to Live, #3)

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“Teaching is hard, because love of neighbor is hard. It is like Dorothy Day's favorite quote from Dostoevsky: love in practice is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams. Instructing the ignorant (which is one of the spiritual works of mercy, and hence an act of charity) is hard work, especially when, as in our culture, the ignorant have previously been instructed to feel entitled to their ignorance (the dictum "no one can tell me what to believe" is most frequently uttered by those who have no interest in learning to think for themselves). The work is harsh and dreadful, for the soul feeds on beauty (nothing is more beautiful than truth), and ignorance is ughly and disheartening, like a paper written by a student who has never learned to write well and would rather be watching TV. It is an act of generosity and charity to read such a mess carefully and try to see what insight might lie behind the cliches and thoughtlessness, and it is a yet deeper charity to bear with the militant ignorance of students who think such writing ought to be good enough.”
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Louise ha! You know, Dr. Paffenroth, you are wily. ;-) I can't think of Orpheus and the Pearl as a zombie story, because your zombie has too much character! lol

Take care, Kim. Many good wishes.

Louise


Michael Loved your article in Inside Higher Ed, Kim! See you at ICFA very soon... -- Mike A>


Michele Lee I adored History is Dead, Kim! Thanks for the add and I look forward to reading more works from you.


Louise Hello, Kim! Thank you for the add.

Louise~


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