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Philosophy and Religious Studies

College of Arts and Humanities

Colloquium - Professor Karen Turcotte, Tuesday, February 23, 4:30 PM, Black 152

On Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 4:30 PM in Black Hall, Room 152, Professor Karen Turcotte will give a talk titled Did Jesus Laugh? Humor and Redemption in Religion.

Humor and laughter have enjoyed an uneasy relationship within many religions. I examine this historically rocky rapport and contend that humor is more than entertainment or welcome distraction. Humor and its attendant irreverence has been, and continues to be, a critical factor in the evolution of religious traditions.


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