Surprised By Laughter

Author: Terry Lindvall
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1595554785
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Surprised by Laughter looks at the career and writings of C. S. Lewis and discovers a man whose life and beliefs were sustained by joy and humor. All of his life, C. S. Lewis possessed a spirit of individuality. An atheist from childhood, he became a Christian as an adult and eventually knew international acclaim as a respected theologian. He was known worldwide for his works of fiction, especially the Chronicles of Narnia; and for his books on life and faith, including Mere Christianity, A Grief Observed, and Surprised by Joy. But perhaps the most visible difference in his life was his abiding sense of humor. It was through this humor that he often reached his readers and listeners, allowing him to effectively touch so many lives. Terry Lindvall takes an in-depth look at Lewis's joyful approach toward living, dividing his study of C. S. Lewis's wit into the four origins of laughter in Uncle Screwtape's eleventh letter to a junior devil in Lewis's The Screwtape Letters: joy, fun, the joke proper, and flippancy. Lindvall writes, "One bright and compelling feature we can see, sparking in his sunlight and dancing in his moonlight, is laughter. Yet it is not too large to see at once because it inhabited all Lewis was and did." Surprised by Laughter reveals a Lewis who enjoyed the gift of laughter, and who willingly shared that gift with others in order to spread his faith.

Hollywood In The Neighborhood

Author: Kathryn Fuller-Seeley
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520249739
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Hollywood in the Neighborhood presents a vivid new picture of how movies entered the American heartland—the thousands of smaller cities, towns, and villages far from the East and West Coast film centers. Using a broad range of research sources, essays from scholars including Richard Abel, Robert Allen, Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, Terry Lindvall, and Greg Waller examine in detail the social and cultural changes this new form of entertainment brought to towns from Gastonia, North Carolina to Placerville, California, and from Norfolk, Virginia to rural Ontario and beyond. Emphasizing the roles of local exhibitors, neighborhood audiences, regional cultures, and the growing national mass media, their essays chart how motion pictures so quickly and successfully moved into old opera houses and glittering new picture palaces on Main Streets across America.

Encyclopedia Of Humor Studies

Author: Salvatore Attardo
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483364712
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The Encyclopedia of Humor: A Social History explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work’s scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination. This two-volume set is available in both print and electronic formats. Features & Benefits: The General Editor also serves as Editor-in-Chief of HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research for The International Society for Humor Studies. The book’s 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages). This work is enhanced by an introduction by the General Editor, a Foreword, a list of the articles and contributors, and a Reader’s Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries combine to provide robust search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.

Sanctuary Cinema

Author: Terry Lindvall
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814765092
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Winner of the Religious Communication Association Book of the Year Award for 2008 Sanctuary Cinema provides the first history of the origins of the Christian film industry. Focusing on the early days of film during the silent era, it traces the ways in which the Church came to adopt film making as a way of conveying the Christian message to adherents. Surprisingly, rather than separating themselves from Hollywood or the American entertainment culture, early Christian film makers embraced Hollywood cinematic techniques and often populated their films with attractive actors and actresses. But they communicated their sectarian message effectively to believers, and helped to shape subsequent understandings of the Gospel message, which had historically been almost exclusively verbal, not communicated through visual media. Despite early successes in attracting new adherents with the lure of the film, the early Christian film industry ultimately failed, in large part due to growing fears that film would corrupt the church by substituting an American “civil religion” in place of solid Christian values and amidst continuing Christian unease about the potential for the glorification of images to revert to idolatry. While radio eclipsed the motion picture as the Christian communication media of choice by the 1920, the early film makers had laid the foundations for the current re-emergence of Christian film and entertainment, from Veggie Tales to The Passion of the Christ.

Mythprint

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Dienstanweisung F R Einen Unterteufel

Author: Clive Staples Lewis
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ISBN: 9783865064271
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Unterteufel Wormwood hat den Auftrag, Mister Spike, einen jungen englischen Gentleman, auf die schiefe Bahn zu bringen. Dabei übermittelt er den Stand seiner Bemühungen regelmäßig seinem Onkel, dem höllischen Unterstaatssekretär Screwtape. In seinen 31 Briefen gibt Onkel Screwtape seinem unerfahrenen Neffen hilfreiche Dienstanweisungen, wie man die Seele des Patienten nicht durch große, spektakuläre Sünden, sondern durch Ausnutzung alltäglicher menschlicher Schwächen zur Beute der Hölle machen kann ... Biographische InformationenLewis, Clive Staples, 1898-1963, studierte Anglistik in Oxford und.

Im Turm

Author: Josiah Bancroft
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641226368
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Der Turm von Babel ist das gewaltigste Bauwerk des Seidenen Zeitalters: er ragt so hoch in die Wolken hinein, dass niemand weiß, wo er endet; in seinem Inneren gibt es ganze Königreiche und unzählige Labyrinthe voller geheimnisvoller Kreaturen und tödlicher Gefahren. Eigentlich wollte der furchtsame Thomas Senlin nur einen kurzen Blick auf dieses Weltwunder werfen und dann weiterreisen. »Falls wir uns in der Menschenmenge verlieren, treffen wir uns auf der Spitze des Turmes wieder«, sagt seine frisch angetraute Frau Marya noch kokett zu ihm, kurz darauf ist sie tatsächlich spurlos verschwunden. Senlin bleibt keine Wahl: Er muss rein in den Turm und rauf auf die Spitze, wenn er seine Frau wiederfinden will. Das Abenteuer beginnt ...