The Laughter of Sarah: Biblical Exegesis, Feminist Theory, and the Concept of Delight

  • Authors
  • Catherine Conybeare

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Catherine Conybeare
    Pages 1-10
  3. Catherine Conybeare
    Pages 11-27
  4. Catherine Conybeare
    Pages 28-39
  5. Catherine Conybeare
    Pages 40-53
  6. Catherine Conybeare
    Pages 54-67
  7. Catherine Conybeare
    Pages 68-79
  8. Catherine Conybeare
    Pages 80-96
  9. Catherine Conybeare
    Pages 97-104
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 105-117

About this book


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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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47644-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-37091-4
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