ISBN-10:
0791442063
ISBN-13:
9780791442067
Pub. Date:
05/27/1999
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Comedy, Tragedy, and Religion / Edition 1

Comedy, Tragedy, and Religion / Edition 1

by John Morreall

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ISBN-13: 9780791442067
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 05/27/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

John Morreall is Professor of Religious Studies and Chair of the Religious Studies Department at the University of South Florida. Among his many works are Taking Laughter Seriously and The Philosophy of Laughter and Humor, both published by SUNY Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. Some Basic Connections

2. The Nature of Tragedy

3. The Nature of Comedy

4. The Tragic Vision versus the Comic Vision

5. The Tragic and the Comic Visions in Religion

6. Eastern Religions

7. Western Religions

8. New Religions

9. The Value of Humor in Religion

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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