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The God Who Plays

Author : Brian Edgar
ISBN : 9781532607622
Genre : Religion
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Many people would be surprised to hear that a playful attitude towards God and the world lies at the heart of Christian faith. Traditionally Christians have focused on the serious responsibilities of service, sacrifice, and commitment. But the prophets say that the future kingdom is full of people laughing and playing, which has implications for Christians who are called to live out the future kingdom in the present. Play is not trivial or secondary to work and service--only a playful way of living does justice to the seriousness of life! Play is the essential and ultimate form of relationship with God, which is why Jesus told people to learn from children. Indeed, a playful attitude is an important part of all significant relationships. This book explores grace, faith, love, worship, redemption, and the kingdom from the perspective of a playful attitude. It describes how to create a "play ethic" to match the "work ethic" and discusses play as a virtue, Aquinas's warning against the sin of not playing enough, and Bonhoeffer's claim that in a world of pain it is only the Christian who can truly play.

The God Who Plays

Author : Brian Edgar
ISBN : 9781532607615
Genre : Religion
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Many people would be surprised to hear that a playful attitude towards God and the world lies at the heart of Christian faith. Traditionally Christians have focused on the serious responsibilities of service, sacrifice, and commitment. But the prophets say that the future kingdom is full of people laughing and playing, which has implications for Christians who are called to live out the future kingdom in the present. Play is not trivial or secondary to work and service—only a playful way of living does justice to the seriousness of life! Play is the essential and ultimate form of relationship with God, which is why Jesus told people to learn from children. Indeed, a playful attitude is an important part of all significant relationships. This book explores grace, faith, love, worship, redemption, and the kingdom from the perspective of a playful attitude. It describes how to create a “play ethic” to match the “work ethic” and discusses play as a virtue, Aquinas’s warning against the sin of not playing enough, and Bonhoeffer’s claim that in a world of pain it is only the Christian who can truly play.

Laughter And The Grace Of God

Author : Brian Edgar
ISBN : 9780718848149
Genre : Religion
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Laughter is important because we cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh, and this is true of our relationship with God. Having a sense of humor is essential for maturity in faith and holiness. Unfortunately, humor and the role that laughter plays in life and spirituality have often been neglected and the aim of Laughter and the Grace of God is to restore laughter to its central place in Christian spirituality and theology. It examines the role of laughter in Scripture and finds it in unexpected places including the story of Abraham and the formation of the covenant and the tragedy of Job. There is laughter in the incarnation, the resurrection, and even the crucifixion. Jesus is the great Laugh-maker. Thomas Aquinas spoke of the sin of having too little laughter as well as the danger of having too much, while Martin Luther said, "If you're not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there." Laughter is nothing less than a participation in the life and love of God.

The God Of Hell

Author : Sam Shepard
ISBN : 9780307495709
Genre : Drama
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Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard’s latest play is an uproarious, brilliantly provocative farce that brings the gifts of a quintessentially American playwright to bear on the current American dilemma. Frank and Emma are a quiet, respectable couple who raise cows on their Wisconsin farm. Soon after they agree to put up Frank’s old friend Haynes, who is on the lam from a secret government project involving plutonium, they’re visited by Welch, an unctuous government bureaucrat from hell. His aggressive patriotism puts Frank, Emma, and Haynes on the defensive, transforming a heartland American household into a scene of torture and promoting a radioactive brand of conformity with a dangerously long half life.

Where Is God When It Hurts Practical Considerations

Author : Felix M. Podimattam
ISBN : UOM:39015066821813
Genre : Providence and government of God
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The Festival Plays Of Wole Soyinka

Author : Deirdre Ann La Pin
ISBN : WISC:89091240366
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Look Who S Playing God

Author : Albert Johnson
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A cleric's sermon on sin is interrupted by members of the congregation who reenact the story of original sin.

The Play In The Mirror

Author : Matthew D. Stroud
ISBN : UOM:39015037415000
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"As a psychoanalyst with massive humanistic erudition, Jacques Lacan has a great deal to offer any discipline concerned with the human condition. The Play in the Mirror seeks to bring together some of Lacan's fundamental concepts, primarily from his Ecrits and from Seminars 1, 2, 7, 11, and 20, as well as texts from ten Spanish Baroque comedias that also deal with the human condition." "The Play in the Mirror does not try to psychoanalyze characters, and its scope extends to spectators, readers, and literary critics who are also subject to the same lack, otherness, and desire. In a play, the subjects linked by the mirrors are the author and the spectator, brought together through language and desire through the theatrical performance. All plays and all critical articles are expressions of the desires of the creators. The critical act represents the intersubjective relationship, marked with the misunderstanding, defensiveness, rivalry, and attempts to dominate that characterize all dealings between two subjects. Even in criticism, the desire of the split subject insists." "Throughout the book, the focus is on the more philosophical underpinnings of both discourses. The premodern comedia and Lacan's postmodern perspective seem naturally to inform each other regarding the essential lack at the core of the human subject, the insistence of desire, and the inevitable failure of efforts to establish a unified subject, an orderly society, or a single valid interpretation of a literary text."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Major Themes In Prize Winning American Drama

Author : Jane F. Bonin
ISBN : UOM:39015024635917
Genre : American drama
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Far from being an unaffordable burden, Roszak argues, longevity is the true wealth of nations. He envisions the ability to prolong productive and fulfilling lives as a paramount historical achievement rather than a recipe for fiscal disaster. The longevity revolution will force Americans to rethink their attitudes toward death and life, competition and cooperation, wealth and well-being. America the Wise is the first book to offer a comprehensive examination of our changing demographic patterns and to find in them the seeds of a new society based not on the survival of the fittest but on wisdom, compassion, and the survival of the gentlest. Its predictions will ignite a nationwide debate that promises to transform our most fundamental ethical and cultural values as well as our economic and political priorities.

Understanding Plays

Author : Milly S. Barranger
ISBN : IND:30000039110196
Genre : Drama
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"Understanding Plays As Texts for Performance" offers seventeen plays with critical commentaries that span the range of Western writing for the theatre from the Greeks to the post-moderns. This book introduces readers to dramatic writing as "pre-texts" for theatrical performance--written not only to be read, but also to be performed by actors before audiences.

Plays And Players

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105118883318
Genre : Theater
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The Plays Of D H Lawrence

Author : Sylvia Sklar
ISBN : UOM:49015000990318
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African Radio Plays

Author : Wolfram Frommlet
ISBN : STANFORD:36105000354899
Genre : Africa
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Best Plays Of The Modern American Theatre

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ISBN : UCSC:32106006343286
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The Allegorical Plays Of Carlos Sol?rzano

Author : Nilda Galang Joven
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025637807
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Drama

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ISBN : MINN:31951001335335A
Genre : Theater
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Palestine Plays

Author : Laurence Housman
ISBN : UCAL:$B249829
Genre : Bible plays
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A Concordance To The Plays Poems And Translations Of Christopher Marlowe

Author : Robert
ISBN : UOM:39015014439585
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The Unfinished Plays

Author : Eugene O'Neill
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038403197
Genre : Drama
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Presents three incomplete O'Neill plays, including his notes, and provides background information on their characters, themes, and plots

A Life Giving Vision

Author : John Powell
ISBN : 0883472945
Genre : Religion
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