Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Christianity - Old Testament Mars 1994 Dick, Philip K. Martian Time-Slip. New York: Ballantine (1981; c. 1964); pg. 78. "...back at Geneva was that the UN intended to build an enormous supernational park, a sort of Garden of Eden, to lure emigrants out of Earth. "
Christianity - Old Testament Mars 2010 Jones, Raymond F. "The Moon is Death " in The Non-Statistical Man. New York: Belmont Books (1964; copyright 1953); pg. 90. "Mars was the Garden of Eden beside this. [the moon]. "
Christianity - Old Testament Mars 2100 Anthony, Piers. Hard Sell. Houston, TX: Tafford Publishing (1990); pg. 21. [Year estimated.] "He was no lean bronzed muscular youth who could trot outside in Adamic splendor and stare down anyone who blinked. "
Christianity - Old Testament Mars 2130 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 315. "He spread seeds and spores by hand, casting them away from bags or growth media dishes latched to his belt, feeling like a figure from Van Gogh or the Old Testament... "
Christianity - Old Testament Mars 2160 Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 132. "'...In a couple of centuries, Mars could be another Garden of Eden. It's the only planet in the solar system we can transform with known technology. Venus may always be too hot.' "
Christianity - Old Testament Maryland: Baltimore 2000 Park, Severna. "The Peaceable Kingdom " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 344. "The preliminary sketch, done in broad strokes of burnt sienna over primed white canvas, showed a garden of Eden with a dove in one upper corner and a Rau-like crow in the other. "
Christianity - Old Testament Metropolis 1978 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 33. "Among the monoliths in the city of Metropolis stood the Galaxy Building, housing a communications network that reached a greater percentage of the world's population than any spoken or written word since the Voice of God told Adam it was time to wake up on the morning of the sixth day. "
Christianity - Old Testament Metropolis 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 21. "'It's not gibberish,' a dark-eyed boy said. 'I think it's Hebrew.'

It was Hebrew, I realized. I heard the end of it. It was from the book of Lamentations, in the tongue in which the prophet Jeremiah originally wrote it. " [More. See also pg. 24-26, 32-35, 44-46, 51, 82, 118, 173, 215, etc.]

Christianity - Old Testament Mexico 1991 Ing, Dean. The Nemesis Mission. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 241. "Simon Torres harbored no illusions about his 'brothers' in the cartel. Perhaps I should bear in mind that Cain and Abel were brothers, he thought. "
Christianity - Old Testament Missouri: St. Louis 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 56. "Trick heard the instructions only peripherally over the crowd noise, and over the sound in his head of his father's twangy voice reciting Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd . . . yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death . . . "
Christianity - Old Testament New Jersey 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 148. "'Rain of Frogs in New Mexico? Garden of Eden Located in New Jersey?...' "
Christianity - Old Testament New York 1997 Duane, Diane. X-Men: Empire's End. New York: Berkley (1998 softcover; 1st ed. 1997); pg. 110. "'...The courts of Claudius, Nebuchadnezzar, Napoleon, various others...' "
Christianity - Old Testament New York: New York City 1975 Russ, Joanna. The Female Man. New York: G. K. Hall (1977; 1975); pg. 140. "Stop hugging Moses' tablets to your chest, nitwit; you'll cave in. "
Christianity - Old Testament New York: New York City 1979 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 200. "'I was going to see it when it came out... I'd see Eden in His Dreams by my very own mamma...' "
Christianity - Old Testament New York: New York City 2011 Zubrin, Robert. First Landing. New York: Ace Books (2002; c. 2001); pg. 83. Garden of Eden
Christianity - Old Testament New York: New York City 4902 Asimov, Isaac. The Caves of Steel in The Robot Novels (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 32. "'...Do you know what it's short for?'


'You'll never guess.'

'I can't think of anything else.'

She laughed and said archly, 'My full name is Jezebel.'

That was when his interest flared. He put his punch glass down and said, intently, 'No, really?'

'Honestly. I'm not kidding. Jezebel. It's my real-for-true name on all my records. My parents liked the sound of it.'

She was quite proud of it, even though there was never a less likely Jezebel in the world.

Baley said seriously, 'My name is Elijah, you know. My full name, I mean.'

It didn't register with her.

He said, 'Elijah was Jezebel's great enemy.'

'He was?'

'Why, sure. In the Bible.'

'Oh? I didn't know that. Now isn't that funny? I hope that doesn't mean you'll have to be my enemy in real life.' " [Asimov was a Jew, and this is an Old Testament story. More refs. to this story listed only under 'Judaism.']

Christianity - Old Testament New York: New York City 4912 Asimov, Isaac. The Caves of Steel in The Robot Novels (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 70. "R. Daneel named the Spacers for Baley and when Baley suddenly pointed and said, in surprise, 'That isn't you, is it?' R. Daneel answered, 'No, Elijah, this is my designer, Dr. Sarton.'

He said it unemotionally.

'You were made in your maker's image?' asked Baley, sardonically, but there was no answer to that and, in truth, Baley scarcely expected one. The Bible, as he knew, circulated only to the most limited extent on the Outer Worlds. "

Christianity - Old Testament Nicoji 2200 Bell, M. Shayne. Nicoji. New York: Baen (1991); pg. 168. "I felt like Noah looking down from Ararat on a ruined world. "
Christianity - Old Testament North Carolina: Greensboro 2000 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 364. [Afterword by author.] "...Shadow of Death (which I may extend to the longer phrase from the Twenty-third Psalm, The Valley of the Shadow of Death... "
Christianity - Old Testament North Dakota 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 220. Pg. 220, 222, 235-236, etc: Eden
Christianity - Old Testament Norway 2075 Anderson, Glenn L. The Millennium File. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers (1986); pg. 95. "Isaiah turned abruptly to another of his colleagues.

'Thou hast the key, Brother Daniel?'

Daniel turned to Roth, who did a double-take. Because this Daniel had never even been close to a lion's den. It was Dan Miles... "

Christianity - Old Testament Oklahoma 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 65. Pg. 65: "'...Didn't he make it back for supper?'

'Like the locust made it to Pharaoh's Egypt,' Hoey said.

That line did get a laugh. ";

Pg. 82: "Over them he had this William Blake reproduction of Adam and Eve being kicked out of Eden by angels with fiery swords. It looked like Jumbo had cut the picture out of a magazine... ";

Pg. 262: " the Philistines had no doubt employed Goliath until his fatal contremps with David. "; Pg. 297: Goliath

Christianity - Old Testament Ontario 2002 Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. New York: Tor (2002); pg. 374. Ten Lost Tribes of Israel; "'...Beyond that there's the whole 'mitochondrial Eve' hypothesis--that all modern humans trace their origin to one woman who lived hundreds of thousands of years ago. Even the theory's name--Eve!--screams that it's being pushed more because of biblical resonances than because it's good science.' "
Christianity - Old Testament Oregon 2011 Brin, David. The Postman. New York: Bantam (1985); pg. 126. "No wonder there were no complaints of a 'tyranny by machine.' The supercomputer's price was easily met. And in exchange, the valley had its Solomon--and perhaps a Moses to lead them out of this wilderness. " [Referring to a group of people let by a supercomputer.]
Christianity - Old Testament Pennterra 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 96. "'Pennterra's answer to Sodom and Gomorrah, right?' someone cracked, and there were nervous titters. 'Locusts? Frogs? Boils?' improvised someone else. "
Christianity - Old Testament Pern 3000 McCaffrey, Anne. Dragonsdawn. New York: Ballantine (1988); pg. 3. [Year is estimated.] "They would keep an eye on it, Ezra had said, but although some comets might form and spin from its depths... " [The character has a Biblical name.]
Christianity - Old Testament Pern 3015 McCaffrey, Anne. Dragonsdawn. New York: Ballantine (1988); pg. 116. "He squinted into the distance, where the peninsula and the mouth of the Jordan River were already visible. " [The colonists on Pern have named the river after the river in Israel mentioned in the Bible.]
Christianity - Old Testament Phaze 2980 Anthony, Piers. Split Infinity. New York: Ballantine (1980); pg. 255. "It was as if these were twin paintings, BEFORE and AFTER the artist had applied the color. Phaze was the world as it should be after God had made the final touches: primitive, natural, delightful, unspoiled. Garden of Eden. "
Christianity - Old Testament Roman Empire 620 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 249. Pg. 60: Solomon's Temple; Pg. 249: "In that world, the demon had once been a petulant spirit that plagued advocates at law in Old Testament times. Some ancient writers said that he was Lucifer, an angel fallen upon hard times, but he was not. He was the Easter of Gods, and every time priests drove some ancient spirit from the fold of goodness and wrote down its name in their pandemonic list, that evil one waxed stronger. "
Christianity - Old Testament South Africa 1899 Berliner, Janet. "A Case for Justice " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 190. "...into the territory of the Mines of King Solomon... "
Christianity - Old Testament Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 181. "Therion smiled approvingly. 'Indeed. Did you notice old Arthwaite's slip about Adam and Eve? He actually believes the hoary tale about Adam's rib. Rib, hell! Eve was formed from the foreskin excised from Adam's pristine penis when he was circumcised. Look it up in the Babylonian Talmud, from which so much of the Old Testament was pirated. And expurgated...' " [More about Adam and Eve, pg. 183-184; also the Serpent, Lilith.]
Christianity - Old Testament Texas 1996 Leon, Mark. The Unified Field. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 15. Pg. 15: Genesis Bomb (also pg. 38-39, etc.); Pg. 26: "'...There are Edens and Paradises beyond your wildest dreams up there.' "; Pg. 120: Tower of Babel; Pg. 135: "virtual Eve in Eden "
Christianity - Old Testament United Kingdom 1891 Baxter, Stephen. The Time Ships. New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 425. Adam
Christianity - Old Testament United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 177. "...the copper penny glowed and the serpents writhed. Then, in a moment of time, they would be in the jeweled world once more--a sea under them like turquoise and all the gorgeous palaces of heaven new created, with the dew of Eden not yet dry. "
Christianity - Old Testament United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 583. "All round the walls, from floor to ceiling in a double row, the stories of David and Bathsheba and of Susannah and the Elders were told in flexible pictures whose gay colours were in full tone. "
Christianity - Old Testament United Kingdom: England 1905 Gibson, William & Bruce Sterling. The Difference Engine. New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 128. "Taking his first turn, he discovered a marble bas-relief depicting the Mosaic Plague of Frogs, which he had always numbered among his favorite Biblical tales. Pausing in admiration... "
Christianity - Old Testament United Kingdom: England 1905 Gibson, William & Bruce Sterling. The Difference Engine. New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 372. "The traffic, at this sound, parted like the Red Sea before Moses. "
Christianity - Old Testament United Kingdom: England 1955 Lewis, C.S. The Magician's Nephew (Narnia #6). New York: Macmillan (1970; c. 1955); pg. 144. Pg. 144: "'Little son of Adam, you shall have help,' said Aslan. "; Pg. 171: "'...Oh Adam's sons, how cleverly you defend yourselves against all that might do you good!...' "; Pg. 174: "'Why do you think that, Daughter of Eve?' asked the Lion. "; Pg. 178: "'Not yet, Daughter of Eve,' he said. 'Not yet. But you are growing more like it. It is not certain that some wicked one of your race will not find out...' " ['son of Adam' here refers to humans, descended from Adam of the Old Testament, in Narnia, a world of talking animals.]
Christianity - Old Testament United Kingdom: London 1720 Keyes, J. Gregory. Newton's Cannon. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 275. "'The ancients called them many things. To Moses and Solomon they were the malakim, and so I call them that.' "
Christianity - Old Testament United Kingdom: London 1720 Keyes, J. Gregory. Newton's Cannon. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 276. Pg. 276: "'To some extent the early Greeks. Do you know who Hermes Trismegistus was?'

'Legend has it that he was the founder of alchemy.'

'Not entirely true, but he was a great man, so great that the Greeks made him a god. So did the Egyptians, who named him Thoth, as the Romans named him Mercurius. But even Hermes had only scraps of what Adam acquired at the Tree, of what Moses had when he stood upon the mountain--or even of what they taught in the college of Nineveh and Ur of the Chaldees. It is only now that we begin to return toward that more perfect knowledge. Ironic.'

'Yes. It makes me wonder what scientific discoveries might have been made in Sodom and Gomorrah, just on the eve of their doom.' ";

Pg. 298: Sodom and Gomorrah [Some other refs.]

Christianity - Old Testament USA 1964 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 103. Pg. 103: "' 'The sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair.' Genesis. The Nephilim were the children born of those unions--'There were giants in the earth in those days.' They had a lot of other names too--Anakim, Emmim, Zamzummim. The Israelites found them in Canaan, and they said, 'We were as grasshoppers in their sight.' '

"Yes, I see. I'm not very strong on the Bible, I'm afraid--never got past the bagats. But about the nine feet and so on...' ";

Pg. 216: "'Did you see in the paper that there's another expedition to Ararat to find the Ark?' "

Christianity - Old Testament USA 1972 Blish, James & Judith Ann Lawrence. "Getting Along " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 570. "...and beautiful, dextrously beautiful beyond all singing, too. So might even Potophar's wife, that ever-normal granary of fruitfulness, have shown herself tempting Joseph! "
Christianity - Old Testament USA 1979 Dick, Philip K. "The Exit Door Leads In " in I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1985; c. 1979); pg. 116. "'It is generally considered that Thales was the first rational man in history,' the terminal said.

'What about Ikhnaton?' Bibleman said.

'He was strange.'


'Likewise strange.' "

Christianity - Old Testament USA 1984 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 1. Eden
Christianity - Old Testament USA 1985 Zelazny, Roger. Trumps of Doom. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 24. "'Come on... Let's take a walk.'

'Where to?' she asked...

'Fairy land,' I replied. 'The fabled realms of yore. Eden. Come on.' "

Christianity - Old Testament USA 1985 Zelazny, Roger. Trumps of Doom. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 75. "'Anyway,' he went on, 'he mentioned a sort of archetypal city. I couldn't tell whether it sounded more like Sodom and Gomorrah or Camelot--all the adjectives he used. He called the place Amber...' "
Christianity - Old Testament USA 1986 Brooks, Terry. Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold!. New York: Ballantine (1986); pg. 16. "...who had slain more Goliaths than any David had ever dreamed of facing... There were more cases to be taken, more courtroom battles to be won, more Goliaths for David to slay. "
Christianity - Old Testament USA 1990 De Haven, Tom. Walker of Worlds. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 202. Pg. 202: "The telephone is frozen! What the hell is this? How come they're talking like that Old Testament? "; Pg. 327: David and Goliath
Christianity - Old Testament USA 1996 King, Stephen (written as Richard Bachman). The Regulators. New York: Penguin Books (1996); pg. 280. "Saying such an awful thing to Jan was apt to expel her from this place of safety as surely as Adam and Eve had been expelled from the Garden of Eden for eating the wrong apple... " [A few other references to Christianity are in this book, but not in DB: primarily a few entirely secular references to Christmas.]
Christianity - Old Testament USA 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 88. "It's the usual story, the usual stories. God to Adam, God to Noah. Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. Then comes the moldy old Rachel and Leah stuff we had drummed into us at the Center. Give me children, or else I die. Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb? Behold my maid Bilhah. She shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her. And so on and so forth. We had it read to us every breakfast, as we sat in the high school cafeteria... "
Christianity - Old Testament USA 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 279. "'...The penalty for rape, as you know, is death. Deuteronomy 22:23-29...' "
Christianity - Old Testament USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Epiphany " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 275. "'And when I looked, behold . . . the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone and . . . as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.'
the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone and . . . as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.'

--JEREMIAH 10:9-10 "

Christianity - Old Testament USA 2000 Gloss, Molly. Wild Life. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000); pg. 11. [Epigraph] "There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that.

Genesis 6:4 "

Christianity - Old Testament USA 2000 Sheffield, Charles. Brother to Dragons. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1992); pg. 1. [Epigraphs. Note that the novel's main character is named Job. All epigraphs are all from the Book of Job.] Pg. 1: "Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, there is a man-child conceived.

--The Book of Job, Chapter 3, Verse 3 ";

Pg. 20: Job 1:19 quoted in entirety.; Pg. 62: Job 2:4; Pg. 148: Job 10:21; Pg. 172: Job 18:14; Pg. 179: Job 17:1; Pg. 195: Job 30:28-29; Pg. 204: Job 34:20; Pg. 217: Job 7:21; Pg. 237: Job 19:20; Pg. 248: Job 42:17

Christianity - Old Testament USA 2004 Dick, Philip K. The Zap Gun. New York: Bluejay Books (1985; c. 1965); pg. 35. Pg. 35: "Other times, according to Pete's rambling monologs, it was a worn disk: the distinction between these two eternal, Jobish afflictions he never ceased delineating. "; Pg. 124: " that of some ancient tiller of the soil, a Job who had been burned and then burned again... "
Christianity - Old Testament USA 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 86. Pg. 85-86: "'...The painting you're talking about is 'The Garden of Earthly Delights,' specifically the third panel. The first panel shows a beautiful, unspoiled Eden, when there was just two humans, Adam and Eve...' " [Also pg. 95.]
Christianity - Old Testament USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; c. 1953); pg. 93. "Far away across town in the night, the faintest whisper of a turned page. 'The Book of Job.' "
Christianity - Old Testament USA 2094 Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 144. "'My text is taken, friends, from Ecclesiastes, Chapter Three: 'To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven; a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal.' ' "
Christianity - Old Testament USA 3000 Hubbard, L. Ron. Battlefield Earth. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 204. "And he told them how Jonnie had killed the three Psychlos 'with his bare hands and a rifle butt' and had 'blown the whole lot sky-high.' And he'd 'looked like a David fighting three Goliaths.' "
Christianity - Old Testament Utah 1989 Bennion, John. "Dust " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1989); pg. 292. "Can I sacrifice my wife and children to warn the people as Abraham and Tolstoy did? " [Many other refs. to Christianity throughout story, not in DB.]
Christianity - Old Testament Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 116. "...saw something in her brilliant blue eyes... that gave her the look of Methuselah. "
Christianity - Old Testament Utah: Salt Lake City 1949 Knight, Damon. "Not with a Bang " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1949); pg. 5. "Smith forced himself to go on. 'We've got to face the facts, unpleasant as they may be. Honey, we're the only man and the only woman there are. We're like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.'

Louise's face took on a slightly disgusted expression. She was obviously thinking of fig leaves.'

'Think of the generations unborn,' Smith told her, with a tremor in his voice. Think about me for once. Maybe you're good for another ten years, maybe not...

He went on, 'God didn't mean for the human race to end like this. He spared us, you and me, to--' he paused; how could he say it without offending her? 'parents' wouldn't do--too suggestive--'to carry on the torch of life,' he ended. There. That was sticky enough. "

Christianity - Old Testament Utah: Salt Lake City 2025 Baker, Virginia Ellen. "Songs of Solomon " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 175. "Thinking of David, whose gentle face I see so much like that pale smiling stone. I send a swarm of locusts into the straight gold-and-green fields. I send it from my heart; with my thoughts I send it. I am the white roe. I am the breath of my love. I sing the Songs of Solomon. Dancing with a tambour. Crying out the songs. "
Christianity - Old Testament Vietnam: Saigon 1994 Milan, Victor. "My Sweet Lord " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 89. "The sudden noise was like having a bulldozer crash into the Garden of Eden. "
Christianity - Old Testament Washington 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 181. "In the bathroom, he stared at himself in the mirror. Hair awry, face sweaty and oily, two days' growth of beard, wearing a ripped T-shirt and BVDs. 'A regular Jeremiah,' he said. "

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