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Antilegon: Scoffing at the Sacred

CHRISTOPHER HAIGH

in The Plain Man's Pathways to Heaven

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780199216505
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191711947 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216505.003.0009
Antilegon: Scoffing at the Sacred

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This chapter focuses on parishioners' mocking of the clergy. It shows that making fun of the ministry was easy — and a good laugh. Any of the functions of the clergy could be mocked, including their claims to authority, learning, rectitude, and status.

Keywords: ministry; mocking; parishioners; clergy; authority; learning; rectitude; status

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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