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/
psychology world 1954 Smith, Evelyn E. "Gerda " in Dragon Tales (Isaac Asimov, ed.) New York: Ballantine (1982; c. 1954); pg. 17. Pg. 17: "Not least among her adventures was Peter Loomis, a Junior and a Psychology Major, with a B-minus average. "; Pg. 18: "But using Psychological wiles on her would be useless, for she had also, with equal tact, spurned the whole Psychology Department. Something stronger was need.

Peter betook himself to the Department of Necromancy, to which he had the entree since every Psychology Major was required to Minor in that subject. " [More.]

psychology world 1985 Hubbard, L. Ron. Mission Earth Vol. 1: The Invaders Plan. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1985); pg. 2. "The 'Earth subjects' of 'psychology' and 'psychiatry' are the purest flights of fancy, invented out of dramatic license by the author. No scientist with any sense would countenance such rot and to assert that these had a whole planet in its grip is of course beyond even the license of fiction. " [Other refs, e.g., pg. 276-277, 288, 505.]
psychology world 1994 Bradbury, Ray. "Unterderseaboat Doktor " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1994); pg. 1. "The incredible event occurred during my third visit to Ustav Von Seyfertitz, my foreign psychoanalyst.

I should have guessed at the strange explosion before it came.

After all, my alienist, truly alien, had the coincidental name, Von Seyfertitz, of the tall, lean, aquiline, menacing, and therefore beautiful actor who played the high priest in the 1935 film She.

...It was my third visit to my psychiatrist. He had called that day... " [Many other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]

psychology world 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 21. "'...You can see it in every handful of dirt and rubble. You've seen it for sixteen years. If there were any psychiatrists alive they'd tell you the truth, what you're trying to do. It's called--a fugue.' "
Pueblo New Mexico 1365 C.E. Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 5. "For the last two days, he and Joelle had studied this isolated settlement of pre-Pueblo native Americans. Seven hundred years from now, this place would be identified on maps as Burnt Mesa, overlooking frijoles canyon within the Bandelier National Monument, not far from the town of Los Alamos, New Mexico. By then, the village of Tyuonyi would be a collection of ancient ruins carefully preserved by the United States government. The site would have a gift shop and a museum, and thousands of tourists would visit this place every year to saunter among the crumbling remains of what had once been a thriving settlement. " [The first chapter involves time travelers visiting this settlement, and begins with 4 pages about a native boy.]
Pueblo North America 1270 C.E. Shuler, Linda Lay. She Who Remembers. New York: Arbor House (1988); pg. 270. "Kokopelli recognized two of the Chiefs with whom he had traded in the past. They were Pueblo, but shorter than the Anasazi, and wore their hair in two braids. Their ear ornaments were obsidian and turquoise, and they wore many necklaces of shell and bone and animal claws. Their only clothing was a fringed breechcloth tied with a fringed belt, and woven yucca fiber sandals. Each carried a bow and quiver of arrows. A sheathed knife was in each belt. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Pueblo North America 1270 C.E. Shuler, Linda Lay. She Who Remembers. New York: Arbor House (1988); pg. 272. Pg. 272: "Kwani knew that the Keresen, like the Anasazi, were one of a number of Pueblo tribes. They did not all speak the same language, but they shared a common culture; they were farmers, fine potters, and expert builders in stone. She had never met a Keresen, and was curious. But the farther she got from her home among the Anasazi, the more she felt like she was a stranger in a strange land. "; Pg. 295: "From the kiva came the unexpected sound of Kokopelli's flute. Medicine woman nodded. 'Kokopelli knows medicine for the spirit. It is too bad he is not Pueblo.' "
Pueblo North America 1270 C.E. Shuler, Linda Lay. She Who Remembers. New York: Arbor House (1988); pg. xi. "Anasazi is a Navaho word meaning 'The Ancient Ones.' Pueblo Indians of today prefer the name Hi-sat-si-nom, 'The People of Long Ago.' Because Anasazi is the name commonly used, it is used in this book. "
Pueblo North America 1300 C.E. Card, Orson Scott. "America " (published 1987) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 680. "'...The Pueblos cut down the forests of Utah and Arizona and turned them into red-rock deserts...' "
Pueblo USA 1869 Bethke, Bruce. Wild Wild West. New York: Warner Books (1999); pg. 167. "West shook his head. 'No, dying has nothing to do with it. When it happens, it will happen to all the People at the same time--and some of the better Pueblos and Hopis, too--and the Fifth World will be left to you belaga'ana..' "
Pueblo USA 1987 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 153. "'Cliff dwellers!' I was excited. The concept had always had charisma for me, like the bay of Fundy.

'We are Pueblo People.' " [More.]

Pueblo Utah 1869 Bethke, Bruce. Wild Wild West. New York: Warner Books (1999); pg. 151. "'We're too far north to be in Apache territory,' West went on, 'too far from the mountains for the Utes, and the ground is way too dry for the Pueblos.' "
Puritan California: San Francisco 1977 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 36. "'you know my long name is not Calvina, but Calpurnia--the minor Roman Cassandra who kept warning Caesar... I may be a puritan, but I wasn't named for Calvin. My parents were both Presbyterians, it's true, but my father early progressed into Unitarianism...' "
Puritan California: San Francisco 1977 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 64. "...and also several yellowed old copies of Weird Tales (some puritan had torn their lurid covers off) containing stories by Clark Ashton Smith... "
Puritan California: San Francisco 1977 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 67. "Then his face grew intent gain. The 'Howard' in the entry had to be Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the twentieth-century puritanic Poe from Providence, with his regrettable but undeniable loathing of the immigrant swarms he felt were threatening the traditions and monuments of his beloved New England and the whole Eastern seaboard. "
Puritan Colorado 1974 Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1968); pg. 15. "Even, so help me Go, a copy of Gerard Winstanley, Puritan Utopist. "
Puritan Colorado 2010 Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 67. "There were three ultramodern ski-lifts and a branch of Puritan Health Supermarkets. " [This supermarket chain is mentioned throughout the book, and is apparently a national chain.]
Puritan galaxy 2370 ab Hugh, Dafydd. Balance of Power (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 54. "Right, though Wesley. Where was your Puritan ethic twelve hours ago? "
Puritan galaxy 22995 Benford, Gregory. Foundation's Fear. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 98. "'...The truth is, I never dared express myself freely on many matters. Take that life-hating Puritan Pascal, his views of original sin, miracles, and much other nonsense besides. I didn't dare say what I really thought!...' "
Puritan Maine 1966 King, Stephen. Hearts in Atlantis. New York: Scribner (1999); pg. 272. "...from Falmouth, where in 1966 there were still over fifty Blue Laws inherited from the Puritans on the books. "
Puritan Massachusetts 1966 King, Stephen. Hearts in Atlantis. New York: Scribner (1999); pg. 297. "...eyeing me--eyeing all of us--with the dour disapproval of a Massachusetts Bay Colony Puritan. "
Puritan Massachusetts 2001 Schindler, Solomon. Young West. New York: Arno Press & The New York Times (1971; c. 1894); pg. 67. "The walls of the houses, made of stained glass, showed the most beautiful pictures, mostly historical scenes... One of them represented the landing of the Puritans at Plymouth Rock; another was a scene... "
Puritan New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 16. "...for if he knew so much about me he would know I was a registered New Democrat, that I had done the projections for the Twenty-first Century Manifesto and its companion, the book Toward a True Humanity, that I felt as he did about priorities and reforms and the whole inane Puritan idea of trying to legislate morality. "
Puritan New York: New York City 2030 Disch, Thomas M. On Wings of Song. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978); pg. 300. "...his introspection were derailed by a stranger in the uniform of the Puritan Renewal League... "
Puritan Solar System 2100 Dick, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1964); pg. 113. "Now he had sacrificed his career, in order as it seemed at the time to save his life. So by logic he had at that former time sacrificed Emily to save his life; it was as simple as that. Nothing could be cleaner. It was not an idealistic goal, not the old Puritan, Calvin-style high duty to vocation; it was nothing more than the instinct that inhabited and compelled every flatworm that crept. "
Puritan United Kingdom 1984 Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1949); pg. 72. Pg. 72: "There was a vast amount of criminality in London... thieves, bandits, prostitutes, drug peddlers, and racketeers of every description; but since it all happened among the proles themselves, it was of no importance. In all questions of morals they were allowed to follow their ancestral code. The sexual puritanism of the party was not imposed upon them. Promiscuity went unpunished... "; Pg. 134: "With Julia, everything came back to her own sexuality. As soon as this was touched upon in any way she was capable of great acuteness. Unlike Winston, she had grasped the innter meaining of the Party's sexual puritanism. It was not merely that the instinct created a world of its own which was outside the Party's control and which therefore had to be destroyed if possible. What was more important was that sexual privation induced hysteria, which was desirable because it could be transformed into war fever and leader worship. "
Puritan United Kingdom: England 1750 Jonas, Gerald. "The Shaker Revival " in The Ruins of Earth: An Anthology of Stories of the Immediate Future. (Thomas M. Disch, ed.) New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1971); pg. 280. "ENCLOSED: Fact sheet on Old Shakers
*Foundress--Mother Ann Lee, b. Feb. 29, 1736, Manchester, England
*Antecedents--Early Puritan 'seekers' (Quakers), French 'Prophets' (Camisards). "
Puritan United Kingdom: England 1774 Morse, David. The Iron Bridge. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1998); pg. 157. "...helping Abiah write a horrible little pamphlet entitled An Exhortation in Christian Love, to all who frequent horse-racing, cock-fighting, throwing at cocks, gaming, plays, dancing, musical entertainments, or any other Vain Diversion.'

This was the part of Quakerism that Maggie couldn't stand: the Puritanical assumption that not only was bull baiting bad but anything fun was bad. "

Puritan United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 316. "The blood puritans are saying that the clients should openly introduce their Mentors to the company. But the whole point for clients is that their Mentor is a secret weapon. "
Puritan USA 1971 Leiber, Fritz. "America the Beautiful " in The Ruins of Earth: An Anthology of Stories of the Immediate Future. (Thomas M. Disch, ed.) New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1971); pg. 310. "In particular, I argued that many or most Americans were motivated by a subtle, even sophisticated puritanism, which made them feel that the world was not safe unless they were its moral arbiters, and that this puritanism was ultimately based on the same swollen concern about property and money--industry, in its moral sense--that one found in the Swiss and Scottish Presbyterians and most of the early Protestants.

'You're puritans with a great deal of style and restraint and with vision,' I said. 'Yet you're puritans just the same, even though your puritanism is light-years away from that of the Massachusetts theocrats and the harsh rule Calvin tried to impose on Geneva. In fact,' I added uncautiously, 'your puritanism is not so much North American as Roman.' "

Puritan USA 1972 Sherred, T. L. "Bounty " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 256. [Afterword] "Bounty could have been a much longer story, written in collaboration with Allan Hayes. Allan, a member of equally good standing in both the SFWA and the Michigan Bar and a surprisingly Puritan soul, couldn't find fast enough an eleven-foot pole not to touch it with. So it came out the way it did. "
Puritan USA 1973 Goldman, William. The Princess Bride. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1973); pg. 16. "Hey wait a minute, what law is there that says you have to be the token puritan in the movie business? "
Puritan USA 1986 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986) Blurb by E. L. Doctorow on the back book jacket: "This visionary novel, in which God and Government are joined, and American is run as a Puritanical Theocracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984--its verso, in fact...' "
Puritan USA 1988 Johnston, Sibyl. "Iris Holmes " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1988); pg. 306. "The Puritans used spiders as metaphors for God. "
Puritan USA 1998 DeFalco, Tom & Adam-Troy Castro. X-Men and Spider-Man: Time's Arrow Book 2: The Present. New York: Berkley (1998); pg. 15. "Spider-Man's adventures hadn't taken him time-traveling as frequently as, let's say, the Fantastic Four's... but he had been back and forth a little, enough to take it more casually than it merited. (He'd fought Martians in the future and Puritans at the Salem Witch Trials--after that, one's sense of awe tended to operate wonkily if at all) "
Puritan USA 2025 Stapledon, Olaf. Last and First Men. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. (1988; first published 1930); pg. 38. [Year is estimated.] "The most dramatic feature of American thought in this period was the merging of Behaviorism and Fundamentalism, a belated and degenerate mode of Christianity. Behaviorism itself, indeed, had been originally a kind of inverted puritan faith, according to which intellectual salvation involved acceptance of a crude materialistic dogma, chiefly because it was repugnant to the self-righteous, and unintelligible to intellectuals of the earlier schools. The older Puritans trampled down all fleshly impulses; these newer Puritans trampled no less self-righteously upon the spiritual cravings. But in the increasingly spiritistic inclination of physics itself, Behaviorism and Fundamentalism had found a meeting place... "
Puritan USA 2025 Stapledon, Olaf. Last and First Men. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. (1988; first published 1930); pg. 48. [Year is estimated.] "...displayed the decent grey coat and breeches with which the American business men of this period unconsciously symbolized their reversion to Puritanism. "; Pg. 53: "And he, though he was a strict monogamist with a better half waiting for him in New York, longed to crush her sun-clad body to his Puritan cloth. "
Puritan USA 2029 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 85. "It certainly contributed to its popularity: nothing could have been a greater contrast to the puritanism of Islam... "
Puritan USA 2030 Disch, Thomas M. On Wings of Song. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978); pg. 57. "Van Dyke explained that long ago religious-type people had been against plays and actors because by watching them people learned to think of all their feelings and ideas as arbitrary and interchangeable. An actor's identity was nothing more than a hat he put on or took off at will, and what was true for actors was true for us all...

'What our Puritan forbears failed to recognize,' Van Dyke wrote, 'is the evangelical application of these insights. "

Puritan USA 2040 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 44. "That Puritan streak in Americans, that sense that sex was wrong and something that men had to trick women into. "
Puritan Utah 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 22. "Oddly, he poked and tinkered with the former; perhaps a long Puritan background had made him--he conjectured--masochistic "
Puritan Utah: Salt Lake City 1993 Nicita, Carolyn. "Solitude " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 29. "The human who finally found Wing was on her lunch break. Chris had answered an ad in the University of Utah Chronicle offering season ski passes to Solitude for students who would groom the slopes for two weeks during August... As for the people working with her, some were crude, some were puritanical, and by the end of the day they all smelled like armpits. "
Puritan world 1722 Keyes, J. Gregory. A Calculus of Angels. New York: Ballantine (1999); pg. 65. Pg. 65, 97-101, etc.
Puritan world 1800 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 200. "...Protestant groups, and the latter into multiple splits. The Lutherans, the Calvinists, Episcopals, Presbyterians, Puritans, Baptists, Congregationalists, Quakers, Methodists... "
Puritan world 1953 Clarke, Arthur C. Childhood's End. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1981; c. 1953); pg. 70. "The first was a completely reliable oral contraceptive: the second was an equally infallible method... of identifying the father of any child. The effect of these two inventions upon human society could only be described as devastating, and they had swept away the last remnants of the Puritan aberration. "
Puritan world 1971 Leiber, Fritz. "America the Beautiful " in The Ruins of Earth: An Anthology of Stories of the Immediate Future. (Thomas M. Disch, ed.) New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1971); pg. 310. "At this point Emily animatedly yet coolly took up the argument for America, pointing out the nation's growing tolerance and aestheticism, historically distinguishing Puritanism from Calvinism, and also reminding me that the Chinese and Russians were far more puritanical than any other peoples on the globe--and not in a sophisticated or subtle way either. "
Puritan world 1972 Kerr, David. "Epiphany for Aliens " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 477. "'...Like the Yamana tribesmen, decimated by English diseases in the wake of puritan missionary zeal...' "
Puritan world 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 23. "In retrospect, we may have judged NASA's scientific-hierarchy as more puritanical than it is. "
Puritan world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 15. "...and Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the Puritain [sic] maiden whose lies give rise to the Salem witch trails. "
Puritan world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 227. "Miller himself may have accounted Abigail a villain, but since the first appearance of the play in 1953, reports of ritual satanic child abuse have become so widespread, and so widely believed, that Abigail must now be accounted a kind of role model for those of a similar neo-Puritan bent. "
Puritan world 1998 Wilson, Robert Charles. Mysterium. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 215. "She undressed in the dim light with a combination of modesty and glee that was half Puritan, half pagan. "
Puritan world 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 148. "'The subject, of course, is one which you think you're an expert on, too--just as was the case when Darwin started stirring things up. People knew they were conscious, intelligent beings and apparently if they conceded the resemblance between themselves and the animals they were acquainted with they attributed it to a lack of imagination on the part of the Creator--or perhaps even lauded a proper Puritan parsimony in His unwillingness to waste a good working design after it had been field-tested by the apes.' "
Puritan world 2012 Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 224. "'One good thing did come out of the AIDS epidemic--it forced people to be honest: it wiped out the last remnants of the Puritan aberration...' "
Puritan world 2200 Anderson, Poul. The Stars Are Also Fire. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 30. "'...School alone could become an endurance contest, in the clammy piety that's settled on this country.'

Momentarily, irrelevantly surprised, she wondered, 'Piety? The [Environmental] Renewal doesn't care about God.'

'I should've said pietism,' he growled. 'Puritanism. Masochists dictating that the rest of us be likewise. Oh, sure, nowadays the words are 'environment' and 'social justice,' but it's the same dreary dreck, what Churchill once called equality of misery...' "

Puritan world 2999 Stableford, Brian. "Mortimer Gray's History of Death " in Immortals (Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1995); pg. 211. -
Pygmies Africa -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 254. "'...Sail to West Africa and all you'll find is jungle and pygmies...' "
Pygmies Arizona 1987 Murphy, Pat. "Rachel in Love " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1986); pg. 13-14. "...a Tarzan movie on television... On the television, Tarzan has been trapped in a bamboo cage by a band of wicked Pygmies. Rachel is afraid that he won't escape in time to save Jane from the ivory smugglers... "
Pygmies Battle School 2119 Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Shadow. New York: Tor (1999); pg. 301. "'...From barbarism into civilization. Bean here is like a replay of human evolution.'

...'The evolution of the pygmies, anyway,' said Bean. "

Pygmies California: Los Angeles 1999 Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 218. "Ann, the kid, Corbin, and I climbed through an access shaft that might have been built for a pygmy. "
Pygmies Florida 1985 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 186. "...these people had paid three dollars apiece to listen to his lecture, not that of some no-name pygmy with delusions of paleoanthropoligical infallibility. "
Pygmies galaxy 2374 Cox, Greg. Q-Zone (Star Trek: TNG / The Q Continuum: Book 2 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 35. " the Inverse, the Singular Attributes of Transuranic Essentials plainly denote . . . Solitary Pygmy Suns forever desired before Paired Twins... "
Pygmies galaxy 2981 Anthony, Piers. Blue Adept. New York: Ballantine (1981); pg. 319. "'The Pygmy and the Amazon!' someone said, and the laughter swelled. "
Pygmies Georgia: Atlanta 2067 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 285. "Then Sammy, a pygmy in a cage, the mesh of his basket outlining tiny, nappy squares on the back of his head. "
Pygmies North America 3000 Hubbard, L. Ron. Battlefield Earth. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 401. "How many Bantu and Pygmies had stood in this place the same way, captured and sold by the Brigantes? "
Pygmies Tennessee 2054 Dick, Philip K. & Ray Nelson. The Ganymede Takeover. New York: Ace Books (1967); pg. 134. "Four squealing transvestites in silk evening gowns swung, with deadly accuracy, blue-sequined purses filled with cement, while cavemen and Pygmies hurled poisoned confetti. "

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