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Leisure and Spirituality - Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Perspectives (Engaging Culture Series)

Paul Heintzman

Leisure and Spirituality - Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Perspectives (Engaging Culture Series)

Paul Heintzman

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This addition to the award-winning Engaging Culture series explores the link between leisure and spirituality, offering a Christian perspective on leisure concepts and issues in contemporary society. Paul Heintzman, a respected scholar and experienced recreation practitioner, interacts with biblical, historical, and contemporary leisure studies sources to provide a comprehensive understanding of leisure. He also explains the importance of leisure for spiritual growth and development. This work will appeal to professors and students as well as practitioners in the recreation and leisure services field, youth and college pastors, and camp ministries.

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This addition to the award-winning Engaging Culture series explores the link between leisure and spirituality, offering a Christian perspective on leisure concepts and issues in contemporary society. Paul Heintzman, a respected scholar and experienced recreation practitioner, interacts with biblical, historical, and contemporary leisure studies sources to provide a comprehensive understanding of leisure. He also explains the importance of leisure for spiritual growth and development. This work will appeal to professors and students as well as practitioners in the recreation and leisure services field, youth and college pastors, and camp ministries.
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Paul Heintzman

Paul Heintzman (PhD, University of Waterloo) is associate professor of leisure studies at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, and has extensive experience as a recreation practitioner throughout Canada. He is coeditor of "Christianity and Leisure: Issues in a Pluralistic Society".

Table Of Contents

  • contents

    introduction
    part 1: Leisure In Contemporary Society
    1. Concepts Of Leisure
    2. Contemporary Leisure Trends And Issues
    part 2: The History Of The Leisure Concept
    3. The History Of Classical Leisure
    4. The History Of Leisure As Activity
    part 3: The Biblical Background To Leisure
    5. The Sabbath
    6. The Biblical Concept Of Rest
    7. Other Biblical Words And Themes Related To Leisure
    part 4: Leisure And Work
    8. Work Today And In The Past
    9. The Biblical View Of Work
    part 5: Christian Perspectives On Leisure
    10. A Critique Of The Concepts Of Leisure
    11. Leisure, Work, And Ethics
    part 6: A Leisurely Spirituality
    12. Leisure And Spiritual Well-being
    13. Leisure-spiritual Coping
    epilogue: A Concise And Personified Theology Of Leisure
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