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.
On the other hand , Bruce Chilton has argued that , based on solid evidence from ancient times , it is legitimate to maintain that Jesus was a jovial man who substituted convivial feasting for the asceticism of the Baptist's immersion ...
... 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.
To maintain that human beings can become united to God is to maintain that they are capaces infiniti . But to maintain that this potential can be actualized by human beings themselves would entail the notion that salvation is totally ...
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 .
In fact some scholars maintain he did not exist , but that his " paradox " was invented by a certain Eubulides of Megara , the successor of Euclid . At any rate , the statement is quoted by St. Paul in his letter to Titus ( 1:12 ) .