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.
Результаты 1 – 5 из 17
... authority or in obfuscating enough language as to appear to be truthful . A lot of esotericism commands a following merely because its members are unwilling to question or lack the knowledge required to raise issues of credibility .
... it appears to have followed a recognizable sequence of steps or stages . Philosophical , artistic , and scientific literatures in the West speak of preparation , incubation , insight , and creation ( or , in science , verification ) ...
I do not want to appear to belittle all those efforts , nor do I think that my brief comments are the ultimate word . In many cases they are not even a summary , but I believe I have said enough , in most cases , to give a sense of the ...
Parmenides suggests that profounder insights will come with age , that wisdom will allow paradoxes to appear in a different light . And an aging Plato ( who is really the thinker behind Socrates's words ) admits that logical solution of ...
Вы достигли ограничения на просмотр для этой книги.