Conrad Hyers

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Conrad Hyers
Born
Merritt Conrad Hyers

(1933-07-31)July 31, 1933
DiedMarch 23, 2013(2013-03-23) (aged 79)
East Fallowfield Township, Pennsylvania, US
Spouse(s)Geraldine Hyers[1]
Ecclesiastical career
ReligionChristianity (Presbyterian)
ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Academic background
Alma materPrinceton Theological Seminary
Academic work
DisciplineReligious studies
Institutions

Merritt Conrad Hyers (1933–2013) was an American writer, lecturer, and ordained Presbyterian minister.[2] Born July 31, 1933, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,[1] he received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in theology and philosophy of religion from Princeton Theological Seminary.[2] Before retiring he was a Professor of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, from 1977 to 1997.[2] He died on March 23, 2013, in East Fallowfield Township, Pennsylvania.[1]

Works[edit]

  • Holy Laughter: Essays on Religion in the Comic Perspective (1969)
  • Once-Born, Twice-Born Zen: The Soto and Rinzai Schools of Japanese Zen (1971)
  • Zen and the Comic Spirit (1975)
  • The Comic Vision and the Christian Faith: A Celebration of Life and Laughter (1981)
  • The Meaning of Creation: Genesis and Modern Science (1984)
  • And God Created Laughter: The Bible as Divine Comedy (1987)
  • The Laughing Buddha: Zen and the Comic Spirit (1989)
  • The Spirituality of Comedy: Comic Heroism in a Tragic World (1996)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Zimmerman, Debbie (March 25, 2013). "Merritt Conrad Hyers of East Fallowfield Township, Pennsylvania". St. Peter Herald. St. Peter, Minnesota: Southernminn. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Comparing Biblical and Scientific Maps of Origins (See bio at the foot of the page.)".