• Lina M. Liederman

    Affiliated Researcher at the Woolf Institute (Cambridge, UK)

    Lina M. Liederman is a sociologist of religion (PhD, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne, Paris, France, 2001) with a multifaceted international research experience. She has worked and published on numerous topics, including: religion and social welfare; Orthodox diakonia; faith and fashion; and, more recently, religion and humour. Her latest co-edited volume is Muslims and Humour. Essays on Comedy, Joking, and Mirth in Contemporary Islamic Contexts, (Bristol University Press, 2022). She is Affiliated Researcher at Woolf Institute, Cambridge, UK and External Scientific Collaborator at University of Fribourg, Switzerland. She is relocating to Washington, DC from where she will continue working on her research activities and interests.

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Religion and Humor: An Unorthodox Relationship?

To say that religion and humor make for strange bedfellows may be stating the obvious! Yet one cannot escape the other; they are “mutually attracting phenomena” (Schweizer 2020, p.162). According to Christian writer and philosopher G. K. Chesterton, “Life is serious all the time, but living cannot be. You may have all the solemnity you...
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