Cover: The Feast of Fools: A Theological Essay on Festivity and Fantasy, from Harvard University PressCover: The Feast of Fools in E-DITION

The Feast of Fools

A Theological Essay on Festivity and Fantasy

Available from De Gruyter »

Product Details

E-DITION

$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674285002

Publication Date: 01/01/1969

Related Subjects

Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »

  • Overture
  • Introduction
  • Part One
    • 1. Festivity: The Ingredients
    • 2. Festivity and the Death of God
      • The Demise of Deity
      • The Immolation of the Past
      • God and Festivity
    • 3. A Dance Before the Lord
  • Part Two
    • 4. Fantasy: The Ingredients
    • 5. Fantasy and Religion
      • Fantasy and Myth
      • Fantasy and Ritual
      • Fantasy and Christianity
    • 6. Fantasy and Utopia
      • Political Vision
      • Religion and Political Fantasy
      • The Church as Experimental Community
  • Part Three
    • 7. Mystics and Militants
    • 8. Beyond Radical Theology
      • Radical Theology
      • Theology of Hope
    • 9. A Theology of Juxtaposition
    • 10. Christ the Harlequin
      • Faith as Play
      • Christianity as Comedy
  • Coda
  • Appendix: Some Relevant Theological Currents
  • Notes
  • Index of Names

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene