Faith, Humor, and Paradox
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - Всего страниц: 136
On the other side, Götz shows what happens when faith and humor depart from paradox: faith becomes dogmatic and fanatical, and humor becomes superficial and banal. Fanatical faith latches onto beliefs and dogmas rather than to the openness of paradox, and so it leads to terrorism against those who hold onto different beliefs. Götz also warns against an easy embrace of tolerance as the only alternative to fanaticism, because tolerance itself is imperfect and is often forced to accept evil. It should not, Götz argues, be the sole solution inculcated in our schools. This is a thoughtful and provocative analysis that will be of interest to the general reader as well as scholars and students interested in the place of religion in contemporary society.
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As soon as Christ went down into the water he came out laughing . The Gospel of Philip God deliver us from somber saints ! Saint Teresa of Ávila Contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. The Nature of Paradox.
A different kind of argument is usually raised by Christians who know little about the historical conditions in which the life of Jesus transpired and who take the Gospels — even the silences in it — literally .
St. John Chrysostome , Homilies on the Gospel of Matthew ( New York : Catholic University of America Press , 1998 ; reprint of the Post - Nicene Christian Library edition of 1888 ) , VI.6 . 17. St. Augustine , Sermo 31. Opera Omnia , in.
Wayne A. Meeks , The Origins of Christian Morality ( New Haven : CT : Yale University Press , 1993 ) , pp . 61 ff . and 86 ff . 19. Bruce Chilton , Rabbi Jesus . An Intimate Biography ( New York : Doubleday , 2000 ) , pp . 75-76 . 20.