Cartoons and Christians: Do cartoons have a place in religion

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English, Graham. (2005). Cartoons and Christians: Do cartoons have a place in religion. Australian Ejournal of Theology. 5(August), pp. 1 - 17.
AuthorsEnglish, Graham
Abstract

Michel de Certeau, a French Jesuit who died in 1986, describes the mystical as ‘a reaction against the appropriation of truth by the clerics’. The mystical, he said favours the illuminations of the illiterate, the experience of women, the wisdom of fools, the silence of the child’. Cartoonists are sometimes wise fools whose task it is to ‘put down the mighty from their thrones’. Occasionally they might also ‘exalt those of low degree’. This article suggests that cartoons have a valuable place in religious discourse.

Year2005
JournalAustralian Ejournal of Theology
Journal citation5 (August), pp. 1 - 17
PublisherAustralian Catholic University
ISSN1448-6326
Open accessOpen access
Page range1 - 17
Research GroupSchool of Education
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Place of publicationAustralia
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