Humour and Religion highlights the importance and functioning of humour in ... and why humour and spirituality fit well together, contributors discuss what the ... the contributors then analyze the way religion interacts with humour in society.


Nov 18, 2011 ... There's a fundamental misunderstanding that says religion needs to be serious all the time and gloomy and dour,” says Rev. James Martin, S.J. ...


Humour serves holiness in religious satire; it can also communicate the .... Humour, then, can serve spirituality in religious satire, and it can express a ..... presented at the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality and Spirituality Association ...


Apr 6, 2018 ... Religion and humor are often viewed with suspicion or great caution at best. .... concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and ... a healthy spirituality and a healthy sense of humor go hand-in-hand.


Enjoy “lightening up” with the best spiritual humor about God, religion, church, synagogue, life, old ... But most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor.


Apr 25, 2013 ... Religions are rarely known for their sense of fun, their lively humor, or their ... that the spiritual and moral virtues that are central to the religious quest can ... even overthrow the practices and sensibilities of the secular society?


itive or negative), salience (importance), and context (humorous or seri- ous) of the religious ... groups over the portrayal of religion and spiritual behaviors on television have emerged as an ... tive of their relative status in society. Furthermore ...


Interestingly, relationships between humor and religion have not been studied, either ... or spiritual point of view (e.g., Berger 1997; Hyers 1996; Kuschel 1994). ...... Society for Humor Studies Conference, Edmond, OK, July 8–13. Nerhardt, Go ¨ ...


Jan 16, 2013 ... The Simpsons, Satire, and the Significance of Religious Humor in Popular Culture .... religious practice while advocating personalized spiritual ... and critical , reifying what they see as good in society—the family, compassion, ...