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Laughter at the foot of the cross

Author: M A Screech
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999.
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At the foot of the Cross, the crowd laughed. Christians, ever since, have been ambivalent about laughter. The debate on laughter had a deep influence on Erasmus, Rabelais and other great humanist  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Screech, M.A. (Michael Andrew).
Laughter at the foot of the cross.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M A Screech
ISBN: 0813337399 9780813337395
OCLC Number: 42388580
Notes: Originally published: London : Allen Lane, 1997.
Description: xxiii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Laughter Is the Property of Man Laughter in an Evil World Christian Humanists Jewish and Gentile Schoolmasters The Mocking of the Crucified King The Old Testament Gospel Words and Their Meanings The Mocking of Christ in the Old Testament Unholy Railing Good Holy Railing Diasyrm A God Who Laughs to Scorn Erasmus on Diasyrm The Laughter of Jesus and the Laughter of the Father in the New Testament More Irony from Jesus Pitiless Laughter at Ugliness Ignorance or Madness? The Importance of a Gamma Madman Laughs at Madman Laughing at Christ and Laughing at Carabba Laughing Back Christ as Devine Madman Madness Providentially Feigned by David: A Silenus Theophylact and a Lunatics Chains Laughing With the Great Cardinal of Saint-Cher Jesus in Ecstatic Madness Lessons in Exegesis Plato and Christian Madness Drunk With God and Drunk With Wine Christs Mad Disciples: Erotic Madness The Philosophy of Christ The Foolishness of God Socrates Christian Laughter All But Nipped in the Bud: Eutrapely Condemned The Gospel According to Lucian: Christianity Is Once Again Stupid and Mad Lucian in the Pulpit A Taste of Lucianic Laughter in the Colloquies Laughter in the Annotations He Who Calleth His Brother a Fool Fools in Cap-and-Bells? Caps and Bells Sneak In Obscure Men Dutch Wit, Gallic License and the Liturgical Year Christian Wit and Christian Comedy: The Great Jester of France Christian Laughter at Shrovetide Seeking for Signs Christian Laughter for Faithful Folk Laughter at the Philosophy of Christ Gods Coadjutors: Deed and Words and Christian Laughter Laughing at Idolatry Laughter and Christian Mythology Gluttony Realist Laughter: Laughter and Eternity Charity and Joy
Responsibility: M.A. Screech.
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