Redeeming Life of Brian: How Monty Python (Ironically) Proclaims Christ Sub Contrario

Hans H. Wiersma

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/2012

Issue: Humor (Vol. 32, No 2, Spring, 2012)

Monty Python’s Life of Brian has delighted many and offended others. Some Christians dismiss it; others have tried to analyze it seriously, in admiration or critique. Viewed from the perspective of its sharp irony, Life of Brian may teach us something about Jesus and the cross sub contrario—that is, under its opposite.

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