AbstractBernard Schweizer's new book "Christianity and the Triumph of Humor" examines the relationship between Christian theology and pronouncements of the acceptability of humor. While some theologians rule out the permissibility of humor altogether, others seek to allow "good humour," however Schweizer contends that there is no such line that can be drawn. As such, the relationship becomes more more philosophically interesting. As we take an historical look, there is an increasingly liberal attitude for humor, allowing more and more into the sphere of acceptable objects of joking.
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