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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He cites the example of La Grande Mademoiselle , first cousin of Louis XIV , whose dead body was embalmed in pieces — " here the head and there a limb or two , here the heart and there the entrails . " These last were so badly embalmed ...
... in the socio - political realm , are the pitfalls of tyranny and anarchy . Hyers maintains that the court Fool is an example as well as a reminder of the relationship between the sacred and the comic , a relationship 6 Introduction.
For example , see the painting , " The Zen Master Seiogyu , " by Kano Naizen ( 15171616 ) . 26. Aldous Huxley , The Devils of Loudun ( New York : Harper Colophon , 1965 ) , p . 263 . 27. Genesis 18:11 .
Self - reference and contradiction can be easily captured in the following example adapted from Tarski . Take the sentence , " This statement is not true . " This statement shall be represented by the letter " s .
An example is given : 14 When water is heated to boiling point under normal pressure , and one goes on heating it , the first thing that follows — without change in temperature — is a tumultuous expansion of freed and vaporised ...