God Mocks

While not as crude as his Roman counterpart, the hoary Isaiah centuries earlier deconstructed the same god-making process, particularly against those who would make such gods for their pleasure and prosperity. In a call to recognize the ...

God Mocks

Winner of the 2016 Religious Communication Association Book of the Year Award In God Mocks, Terry Lindvall ventures into the muddy and dangerous realm of religious satire, chronicling its evolution from the biblical wit and humor of the Hebrew prophets through the Roman Era and the Middle Ages all the way up to the present. He takes the reader on a journey through the work of Chaucer and his Canterbury Tales, Cervantes, Jonathan Swift, and Mark Twain, and ending with the mediated entertainment of modern wags like Stephen Colbert. Lindvall finds that there is a method to the madness of these mockers: true satire, he argues, is at its heart moral outrage expressed in laughter. But there are remarkable differences in how these religious satirists express their outrage.The changing costumes of religious satirists fit their times. The earthy coarse language of Martin Luther and Sir Thomas More during the carnival spirit of the late medieval period was refined with the enlightened wit of Alexander Pope. The sacrilege of Monty Python does not translate well to the ironic voices of Soren Kierkegaard. The religious satirist does not even need to be part of the community of faith. All he needs is an eye and ear for the folly and chicanery of religious poseurs. To follow the paths of the satirist, writes Lindvall, is to encounter the odd and peculiar treasures who are God’s mouthpieces. In God Mocks, he offers an engaging look at their religious use of humor toward moral ends.

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God Mocks
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Terry Lindvall
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-13 - Publisher: NYU Press

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Your God is Too Somber
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Christopher Dreisbach
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-16 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Your God is too somber if your posture before him lacks a spirit of joy and a commitment to rejoice as much as possible. While life has its sadness and tragedy, the good news of Jesus Christ is that God's kingdom has won; and the suffering we face for a
How Does God Talk to Us?
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Frank Hofmann
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-17 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

How does God talk to us? The image of the speaking God offers a profound insight into the nature of communication. The idea of the God's Word runs like a red thread through the entire Bible. Few theologians, however, have interpreted the concept "Word of God" as a linguistic phenomenon,
The Works of the Right Reverend Father in God, Ezekiel Hopkins...now First Collected
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Ezekiel Hopkins
Categories: Sermons, English
Type: BOOK - Published: 1809 - Publisher:

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The Treasure Bites
Language: en
Pages: 70
Authors: Paa Durham Tetteh
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-27 - Publisher: Paa Durham Tetteh

God speaks to us when we ask Him to. It is vital to invite Him in to talk to you as well. The Bible is not meant to be understood by our natural wisdom. No matter which passages you turn to read, there are treasures in there. Reading a quotation