Playing Paperback

Christian Reflection on Everyday Practices

by James H. Evans;

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Playing often connotes frivolity. But James Evans, in this insightful reflection, offers another view: playing lies at the heart of Christian faith in the triune God. Through a close examination of African-American literature and experience, and a re-examination of basic doctrinal affirmations, Evans recovers play as a subversive and even revolutionary activity, a practice of faith that gives life in the midst of structures and authorities that suffocate. In this light, Jesus becomes the political, cultural and religious player who redeems by changing the game so that it no longer excludes but instead gives life. God creates us for freedom in a field of play. The Spirit summons us toward God's Reign, where the freedom of play never ends. Playing, in this view, is hardly frivolous, but the pulse of life itself. Evans invites us to play as we live and work.

Playing by James H. Evans was published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers in October 2010 and is our 46100th best seller. The ISBN for Playing is 9780800697266.

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Details for Playing

Page last updated 30th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherAugsburg Fortress Publishers (October 2010)
Number of Pages128
Thickness10 mm
Height193 mm
Width127 mm
Product Code3209514
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