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The Laughter of Sarah

Biblical Exegesis, Feminist Theory, and the Concept of Delight

Authors: Conybeare, C.

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The laughter of delight has gone unheard in the Western tradition. This work brings new light to the notion, and has a consistent leitmotif: the delighted laughter of the matriarch Sarah in the book of Genesis, when she gives birth to her son Isaac. This laughter is "heard" through biblical commentaries and twentieth-century theorists of laughter.

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Catherine Conybeare is Professor of Classics at Bryn Mawr College, USA.

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"This is an ingeniously conceived study of a peculiar and peculiarly important phenomenon: the laughter of sheer delight. Conybeare once again shows us the benefits of being able to blend a classicist's discipline of reading with an unfettered philosophical imagination." - James Wetzel, Professor of Philosophy, Villanova University, US

"The Laughter of Sarah is a beautifully written, elegantly conceptualized, and wide ranging meditation on what Conybeare dubs "the laughter of delight." Deftly navigating the thought worlds of theorists both ancient and modern, religious and secular, Conybeare shows us a side of laughter that is often neglected - laughter that is joyous, embodied, eruptive, radically open, and thereby also deeply subversive of reigning assumptions about what it means to know, to be, to live, to love." - Virginia Burrus, Professor, Drew University, USA


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Laughter of Sarah
Book Subtitle
Biblical Exegesis, Feminist Theory, and the Concept of Delight
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37091-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137370914
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37311-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47644-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 117
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