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 18
An old librarian in the monastery , Brother Jorge , is bent on keeping the " lost " book lost because he fears that , if Aristotle's philosophical weight is brought to bear on the importance of humor , everything Christianity has fought ...
THE TEN OXHERDING PICTURES The connection of spirit and humor is evident in other traditions . In all traditions recognizing the importance of enlightenment , self - analysis has led to the mapping of progress toward it .
Many topics of the utmost importance are touched on in this book — theological and philosophical ideas that have preoccupied great minds through the ages . Where outstanding and lengthy treatises have been written about them , I often ...
20 One must therefore emphasize the importance of the paradox and the need to maintain its openness . Some thinkers have sought to do away with paradoxes , to dissolve them by a careful analysis of the use of language .
It also became apparent to me that over the centuries , in the West at least , " belief in " had slowly given in to " belief that " as the most important kind of faith . This may have been due to the growing interaction between Jews ...