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Humour and religion : challenges and ambiguities / edited by Hans Geybels and Walter van Herck.

London ; New York : Continuum International Pub. Group, ©2011.

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  • Title:
    Humour and religion : challenges and ambiguities / edited by Hans Geybels and Walter van Herck.
  • Contributor: Hans Geybels 1971-;
    Walter van Herck 1962-
  • Subjects: Wit and humor -- Religious aspects -- Congresses; RELIGION -- Christianity -- General; BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Gaia & Earth Energies; Wit and humor -- Religious aspects; Religion; Humor; Humor; Religion; Electronic books; Conference papers and proceedings;
    Dewey: 202/.2
  • Publication Details: London ; New York : Continuum International Pub. Group, ©2011.
  • Language: English
  • Description: Contents: The Redemptive Power of Humour in Religion / Humour as Practical Wisdom / Humour in Hinduism / Laughing Priests in the Atsuta Shrine Festival / Humour on Religion in the Greco-Roman World / Transferring Aristophanes' Religious Registers into Modern Greek and English: The Case of (Re)Constructing the Religious Humour of Aristophanes' Comedy Acharnians in Greek and English Target-Texts / Laughing in and at the Mirror: Jewish Humour and Hassidic Wisdom / Why Did Jesus Laugh? Laughing in Biblical-Demiurgical Texts / Laughing Against All the Odds. Some Observations on Humour, Laughter and Religion in Byzantium / Being Serious about Laughter: The Case of Early Modern Biblical Plays / The Muslim Sense of Humour / Humour, Religion and Vulnerability / Laughing at God. The Pictorial History of Boundaries Not to be Crossed / The Fool and the Path to Spiritual Insight / Humour, Religion and Politics in Greek Cartoons: Symbiosis or Conflict? /
  • Identifier: ISBN 9781441194831 (electronic bk.); ISBN 1441194835 (electronic bk.); ISBN (HB); ISBN (HB); BNB GBB981426; System number: 019379572
  • Notes: Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 272 pages) : illustrations.
  • Series: Continuum religious studies

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