Gods & Games: Toward a Theology of Play (Paperback)

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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" -- which suggests 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

"The breadth of scholarship and the light-handedness of the author, Professor David L. Miller, make this book a movable, digestible and an enjoyable feast." -- Robert Seidenberg, American Imago

Product Details
ISBN: 9781938808548
ISBN-10: 1938808541
Publisher: Stillpoint/Athena
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2019
Pages: 194
Language: English