Playing: Christian Explorations of Daily Living   -     Edited By: David Jensen
    By: James Evans Jr.
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Playing: Christian Explorations of Daily Living

Edited By: David Jensen
Augsburg Fortress / 2010 / Paperback

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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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Augsburg Fortress
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 080069726X
ISBN-13: 9780800697266
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 01/21/15.
Series: Compass: Christian Explorations of Daily Living

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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 study, Jesus becomes the political, cultural, and religious player who redeems by changing the game so that it no longer excludes, but instead gives life.

Author Info

James H. Evans Jr. is Robert K. Davies Professor of Systematic Theology at Colgate-Rochester Crozer Divinity School. He is the author of We Have Been Believers: An African American Systematic Theology (1993), Spiritual Empowerment in Afro-American Literature (1988), and, with G.E.Gorman, Black Theology: A Critical Assessment and Annotated Bibliography (1987).

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