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Laughing Gods, Weeping Virgins
Laughter in the History of Religion





ISBN 9780415555050
Published July 11, 2009 by Routledge
184 Pages

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Book Description

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 The Ancient Near East; Chapter 2 Greece; Chapter 3 Rome; Chapter 4 Early Christianity; Chapter 5 Medieval Christianity; Chapter 6 Modernity and the Remythologization of Laughter; Chapter 7 Religion of Jokes;

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Biography

Ingvild Sælid Gilhus

Reviews

'Professor Gilhus has provided a pertinent and scholarly investigation into the significance of laughter in religion. - Theology

'Laughing Gods and Weeping Virgins is a delightful and good natured study of the place and meaning of laughter in religion.' - Religion & Theology

'This study of laughter and religion by Ingvild Saelid Gilhus is a model of graceful scholarship written in impeccable English and presented with engaging clarity.' - David Martin, Lancaster University

'This study of laughter and religion by Ingvild Saelid Gilhus is a model of graceful scholarship written in impeccable English and presented with engaging clarity.' - David Martin, Journal of Contemporary Religion, Vol. 13 1998