Comedy, Tragedy, and Religion / Edition 1

Comedy, Tragedy, and Religion / Edition 1

by John Morreall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791442063

ISBN-13: 9780791442067

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Comedy, tragedy, and religion have been intertwined since ancient Greece, where comedy and tragedy arose as religious rituals. This book analyzes the worldviews of tragedy and comedy, and compares each with the world's major religions. Morreall contrasts the tragic and comic along twenty psychological and social dimensions and uses these to analyze both Eastern and…  See more details below

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Comedy, tragedy, and religion have been intertwined since ancient Greece, where comedy and tragedy arose as religious rituals. This book analyzes the worldviews of tragedy and comedy, and compares each with the world's major religions. Morreall contrasts the tragic and comic along twenty psychological and social dimensions and uses these to analyze both Eastern and Western traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791442067
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Some Basic Connections3
2The Nature of Tragedy7
3The Nature of Comedy13
4The Tragic Vision versus the Comic Vision21
5The Tragic and the Comic Visions in Religions41
6Eastern Religions49
7Western Religions73
8New Religions131
9The Value of Humor in Religion147
Notes155
Bibliography165
Index173

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