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Theology, Comedy, Politics (Dispatches Series)

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What relevance has comedy for the global crises of late-modernity and the theological critique thereof? Coming out of the experience of war, a generation of modern theologians such as Donald MacKinnon, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and, more recently, Rowan Williams,...


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What relevance has comedy for the global crises of late-modernity and the theological critique thereof? Coming out of the experience of war, a generation of modern theologians such as Donald MacKinnon, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and, more recently, Rowan Williams, in their accommodation to literature, choose tragedy as the paradigm for theological understanding and ethics. By contrast, this book develops recent philosophical, anthropological, and psychoanalytical studies of humor to develop a theology of comedy. By deconstructing secular accounts of comedy it advances the argument that comedy is not only participatory of the divine, but that it should inform our thinking about liturgical, sacramental, and ecclesial life if we are to respond to the postmodern age in which having fun is an ideological imperative of market forces.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 538900
  • Product Code 9781506431628
  • ISBN 1506431623
  • EAN 9781506431628
  • Pages 120
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Augsburg/fortress Press
  • Publication Date Sep 2019
  • Dimensions 127 x 127 x 14mm
  • Weight 0.317kg

Marcus Pound

Dr Marcus Pound is research fellow in Catholic studies at Durham University, UK, and assistant director of the Durham Centre for Catholic Studies. He is the author of Theology, Psychoanalysis and Trauma and Zizek: A (Very) Critical Introduction.

  • <p>preface<br />
  • Introduction<br />
  • 1: The Three Elisions Of Comedy<br />
  • 2: The Metaphysics Of Comedy<br />
  • 3: Comedy And Trinity<br />
  • 4: Comedy And Politics<br />
  • Conclusion<br />
  • Bibliography<br />
  • Index</p>

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