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Kim Paffenroth (born 1966) is a religious scholar, professor, and contemporary American horror author, best known for his Bram Stoker Award-winning book Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero’s Visions of Hell on Earth.
Kim Paffenroth was born in 1966 in Syosset, New York. He attended Broad Run High School and Los Alamos High School. He went on to receive the BA from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, the STM from Harvard Divinity School, and the PhD The University of Notre Dame. After teaching at Villanova University, Paffenroth has since been an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Iona College. He is the author of numerous books on the Bible and theology. His book Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero’s Visions of Hell on Earth won the Bram Stoker Award in the non-fiction category.
Paffenroth is married and has two children.
- Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero’s Visions of Hell on Earth (2006), Baylor
- Dying to Live: A Novel of Life Among the Undead
- Dying to Live: Life Sentence
- Dying to Live: Last Rites
- Valley of the Dead: The Truth Behind Dante's Inferno
History is Dead
- McCaffrey, Kate (October 25, 2007). "Weekend of the living dead: Zombies return to the Monroeville Mall". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
- Kim Paffenroth's Official Blog
- Review in Horror World
- Kim Paffenroth at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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