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Conrad Hyers

Merritt Conrad Hyers (31 July 1933 – 23 March 2013) was an American writer, lecturer, and ordained Presbyterian minister.[1] He received his Ph.D. in Theology and Philosophy of Religion from Princeton Theological Seminary.[1] Before retiring he was a Professor of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota from 1977-1997.[1]

Conrad Hyers
Born (1933-07-31)July 31, 1933
Philadelphia, PA
Died March 23, 2013(2013-03-23) (aged 79)
East Fallowfield Township, PA
Nationality United States
Occupation Professor of religion.
Known for Author of many books on religion.


  • Holy Laughter (1969)
  • Once-Born, Twice-Born Zen (1971)
  • Zen and the Comic Spirit (1975)
  • The Comic Vision and the Christian Faith (1981)
  • The Meaning of Creation: Genesis and Modern Science (1984)
  • And God Created Laughter (1987)
  • The Laughing Buddha (1989)
  • The Spirituality of Comedy (1996)