And God Created Laughter / Edition 1

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Overview

Recognizing "a playful spirit" as part of our human makeup, Conrad Hyers shows how laughter and humor are integral to our serious study of the Bible. He opens the joy of understanding the Bible in its fullness.

With the darker realities of the Bible -- sin, suffering, and death -- there coexists a lighter side -- laughter, humor, and playfulness. Competent biblical study requires both perspectives.

This highly readable, preachable, and teachable work gives ministers, students, lay readers a valuable tool for recovering the spirit and offers a chance to share in the celebration of life and the divine comedy of faith, hope, and love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804216531
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 6/19/1987
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 0.34 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Conrad Hyers is an American writer, lecturer, and ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Before his retirement he was Professor of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.
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