* Still posing as ""editor"", the gifted theologian and teacher at Stanford University presents a collection of pieces...

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THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF ST. HERETICUS

* Still posing as ""editor"", the gifted theologian and teacher at Stanford University presents a collection of pieces previously printed in Christianity and Crisis and other magazines, including two on ""Theological Gamesmanship"" that appeared in Religion in Life, and another on ""Researchmanship"" -- all three in the mode of Stephen Potter. The result is hilarious spoofing at the pretensions of theological and ecoleslastioal pride and pomp, although the theologian or eccleslent who reads without the pleasure of a genuine laugh at himself is indeed steeped in hardness of heart and deserves all the pricks and thrusts the doughty ""Saint"" aims at him. The opening Introduction is as fine a parody on the snobberies of scholarly research as is likely to be met in a long time, coming close to that displayed in ""The Poo? Perplex."" While centering on clergy and theologs as the ""in-group""-the pieces will also be enjoyed by those whom the ""Saint"" refers to, respectfully, as the ""Intelligent Layman.

Pub Date: Oct. 12, 1964

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Publisher: Westminster

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1964