2019: Week 6 Speaker Books

Week Six :: July 27–August 3

What’s Funny?

Come learn and laugh with us as Chautauqua Institution again partners with the National Comedy Center for a week exploring how comedy changes us and, in turn, society.

  • Comedy can do more than hold up a mirror to our world; it can, in fact, change it. We look at the potential of comedy — particularly political comedy — to change minds and influence decision-making.
  • Among the topics to explore are: What does your sense of humor reveal about you? How can we be challenged by things we don’t find funny?
  • We look at the challenging intersection of free speech, political correctness, and humor, and what we can learn from that uncomfortable space.

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: What's So Funny About Religion?

Even religion can have its less serious side, and in this week we will look for a lighter, smiling way to lift one’s heart and mind in the human enterprise that tends to take life and its meaning and purpose very seriously. Building upon our 2018 week on “The Spirituality of Play,” we will use words to play and to discover that seeing the humorous side of religion is a delightful way of joyfully leading the human to the divine. Be prepared to smile!

Thanks. I Needed That. Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781934879863
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Published: Front Edge Publishing, LLC - March 26th, 2013

Life Doesn't Get Any Better Than This: The Holiness of Little Daily Dramas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780892439324
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Published: Liguori Publications - March 1997

Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580054393
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Published: Seal Press - March 26th, 2013

Judaism for Dummies Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781118407516
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Published: For Dummies - March 25th, 2013

The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780190679187
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 2017

Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781596912526
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 8th, 2007

I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061710292
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 24th, 2012

Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780393254945
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 13th, 2018

The World in a Phrase Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781582346168
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 9th, 2006

Getting to Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi & an Imam Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781594732638
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Published: Skylight Paths Publishing - June 2009

Finding Peace Through Spiritual Practice: The Interfaith Amigos' Guide to Personal, Social and Environmental Healing Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781594736049
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Published: Skylight Paths Publishing - July 26th, 2016

Religion Gone Astray: What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781594733178
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Published: Skylight Paths Publishing - September 2011

How to Raise a Founder with Heart: A Guide for Parents to Develop Your Child Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781727339574
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - November 19th, 2018

Gloria Plevin: Art and Essays Cover Image
By Christopher Richards (Foreword by), William Busta (Introduction by), Gloria Plevin
$35.00
ISBN: 9781095275382
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Published: Independently Published - May 12th, 2019

Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights & Practices from the Qur'an, Hadith, Rumi & Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart & Mind Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781594734304
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Published: Skylight Paths Publishing - March 2013

Sacred Laughter of the Sufis: Awakening the Soul with the Mulla's Comic Teaching Stories and Other Islamic Wisdom Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781594735479
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Published: Skylight Paths Publishing - April 2014

The Fragrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islam Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781904510086
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Published: Book Foundation - April 2004

Laugh Your Way to Grace: Reclaiming the Spiritual Power of Humor Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781594732805
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Published: Skylight Paths Publishing - May 2010

Book of David Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780743272339
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 14th, 2017