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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... courageously ploughed through the manuscript and offered many suggestions . I have been blessed with a dedicated and understanding editor in James T. Sabin , of Praeger Publishers , and my copy editor , Katie Chase , was ever ...
... which is beyond one's private limitations , " and then he goes on to claim that to be spiritual is essentially paradoxical because " in order to understand the nature of spirit I must first recognize that I cannot understand .
3 1 Dante titled his great poem Commedia because it began badly and ended well and because it was written in such plain language that even the scullery maids could understand ; 32 and Erasmus wrote his Praise of Folly while he suffered ...
Writes Bassui to the Abbess of Shinryu - ji : " When you persistently try to understand [ with the intellect ] what is beyond the domain of intellect , you are bound to reach a dead end , completely baffled . But push on ! " !
Jaspers writes that " we always have something which the understanding cannot grasp but which is decisive for our certainty of being . There is in Scholasticism a notion that is relevant here . This is the notion of potentia ...