Ha : A Christian Philosophy Of Humor


“This book almost didn’t exist. I was about to write a serious, heavy book entitled How To Save Western Civilization, as a sequel to my book How To Destroy Western Civilization and Other Ideas from the Cultural Abyss. But writing it was not making me happy, and reading it was not going to make anybody else happy either. And then I stopped just long enough for my guardian angel to squeeze through that tiny window of opportunity that I had opened up by my silence and to whisper this commonsense question into my subconscious: “Why not make them happy instead?” (Angels specialize in common sense.)

I started thinking: Western civilization is neither healthy, happy, nor holy. Humor is all three. Humor is not only holy, it’s Heavenly. And if you are surprised to be told that humor is Heavenly, you need to read this book because you reveal your misunderstanding of both humor and Heaven. If you ask, ‘Is there laughter in Heaven?’ my answer is: ‘You can’t be serious!'”


SKU (ISBN): 9781587313189
ISBN10: 1587313189
Peter Kreeft
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: November 2022
Publisher: University of Chicago Press


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