July 31, 1933|
||March 23, 2013
East Fallowfield Township, PA
||Former professor of religion.
||Author of many books on religion.
Merritt Conrad Hyers (31 July 1933 - 23 March 2013) was an American writer, lecturer, and ordained Presbyterian minister. He received his Ph.D. in Theology and Philosophy of Religion from Princeton Theological Seminary. Before retiring he was a Professor of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota from 1977-1997.
- Holy Laughter (1969)
- Once-Born, Twice-Born Zen (1971)
- Zen and the Comic Spirit (1975)
- The Comic Vision and the Christian Faith (1981)
- The Meaning of Creation: Genesis and Modern Science (1984)
- And God Created Laughter (1987)
- The Laughing Buddha (1989)
- The Spirituality of Comedy (1996)