The Bible and the Comic Vision

The Bible and the Comic Vision

by J. William Whedbee
     
 

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This book explores the place of comedy in the Hebrew Bible. It shows how the comic vision plays a profound and pervasive role in such central biblical books as Genesis, Exodus, Esther, Jonah, Job and the Song of Songs. Arguing that comedy often moves between the poles of satiric attack and joyous celebration, the study highlights how biblical comedy serves as a vital… See more details below

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This book explores the place of comedy in the Hebrew Bible. It shows how the comic vision plays a profound and pervasive role in such central biblical books as Genesis, Exodus, Esther, Jonah, Job and the Song of Songs. Arguing that comedy often moves between the poles of satiric attack and joyous celebration, the study highlights how biblical comedy serves as a vital strategy to deal with death and despair and to revel in the laughter of life and love.

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ISBN-13:
9781451410051
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
12/31/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

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