Laughing Gods, Weeping Virgins (Hardcover)
Laughter in the History of Religion
Routledge, 9780415161978, 184pp.
Publication Date: September 4, 1997
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In this comprehensive study, Professor Gilhus examines the relationship between corporeal human laughter and spiritual divine laughter from c ussical antiquity, to the Christian West and the modern era. She combines the study of the history of religion with social-scientific approaches, to provide an original and pertinent exploration of a universal human phenomenon, and its significance for the development of religions.