The Laughter of Sarah
Biblical Interpretation, Contemporary Feminism, and the Concept of Delight
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan Limited|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $75.00|
| Book Description: |
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.