Lindvall’s God Mocks Selected Book of the Year by the RCA

11-07-2016

Virginia Wesleyan’s Terry Lindvall, C.S. Lewis Endowed Chair in Communication and Christian Thought, is being honored by the Religious Communication Association (RCA) at the annual National Communication Association Conference in Philadelphia on November 9. Lindvall’s book God Mocks: A History of Religious Satire from the Hebrew Prophets to Stephen Colbert (NYU Press, 2015) has been selected as the book of the year by the RCA. God Mocks ventures into the muddy and dangerous realm of religious satire, chronicling its evolution from the biblical wit and humor of the Hebrew prophets through the Roman Era and the Middle Ages up to the present. Lindvall takes readers on a journey through the work of Chaucer, Cervantes, Jonathan Swift, and Mark Twain, and ends with the mediated entertainment of modern wags like Stephen Colbert.  The RCA is an academic society founded in 1973 for scholars, teachers, students, clergy, journalists, and others who share an interest in religious speech, rhetoric, media, and performance. Read more about Dr. Lindvall's recent publishing projects.