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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 received a BA from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, a STM from Harvard Divinity School, and a PhD The University of Notre Dame. After teaching at Villanova University and University of Notre Dame, Paffenroth began teaching at Iona College, where he is a Professor of Religious Studies. He is the author of numerous books on the Bible, theology, and pop culture, as well as a series of zombie-themed genre fiction. 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
- McCaffrey, Kate (October 25, 2007). "Weekend of the living dead: Zombies return to the Monroeville Mall". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
- http://www.horror.org/stokers.htm#winners Archived 2007-03-10 at the Wayback Machine.
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