Gods & Games: Toward a Theology of Play by David L. Miller

Gods & Games: Toward a Theology of Play

byDavid L. Miller

Kobo ebook | August 18, 2013

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A deeply thoughtful, deeply irreverent look at the mythology of play, Gods and Games ties together Joseph Campbell's approach to myth and religion with Johan Huizinga's view of our species as Homo ludens — "Man the Game-player" — suggesting that play is a central aspect of the human spirit and human culture.

"A comprehensive and clear review.... loaded with quotations both pertinent and entertaining that may be eye-openers both to traditional religionists and readers who may never have thought about play in a philosophical or religious sense." —Publishers Weekly

David L. Miller is the Watson-Ledden Professor of Religion, Emeritus, at Syracuse University and is a retired core faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. He has served as a long-term member of the board of Joseph Campbell Foundation. Since 1963, Dr. Miller has worked at the intersections of religions and mythologies, literature and literary theory, and depth psychology.

Title:Gods & Games: Toward a Theology of PlayFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 18, 2013Publisher:Stillpoint Digital PressLanguage:English

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