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The Christian at Play by Robert K. Johnston


Robert K. Johnston, Ph.D., is Professor of Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA 91182. Prior to that he was Vice-President and Dean of North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. This book was originally published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company in 1983. Prepared for Religion Online by Rev. Herbert F. Lowe.


Selected Bibliography On Play (and Work)


Selected Bibliography On Play (and Work)

Alves, Rubem. Tomorrow's Child: Imagination, Creativity, and the Rebirth of Culture.

New York: Harper & Row, 1972.

Bannister, Roger. The Four Minute Mile. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1957.

Barth, Karl. Church Dogmatics, Vol. III, 2, 3, 4: The Doctrine of Creation. Ed. G. W Bromiley and T. F. Torrance. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1960-1961"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart." In Religion and Culture: Essays in Honor of Paul Tillich. Ed. Walter Leibrecht. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959, pp. 67-73.

Baum, Gregory, ed. Work and Religion. Concilium Series, Vol. 131. New York: Seabury Press, 1980.

Berger, Peter L. The Heretical Imperative: Contemporary Possibilities of Religious Affirmation. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Anchor Books, 1980.. A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Anchor Books, 1970.

Bonhoeff'er, Dietrich. Letters and Papers from Prison. Rev. ed. Ed. Eberhard Bethge. New York: Macmillan, 1967.

Bradley, Bill. Life on the Run. New York: Bantam Books, 1976.

Brown, Robert McAfee. The Pseudonyms of God. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1972.

Burke, Richard. " `Work' and `Play.' " Ethics, 82 (October 1971), 33-47.

Bushnell, Horace. Work and Play. Literary Varieties, Vol. I. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881.

Coover, Robert. The Universal Baseball Association, Inc.: J. Henry Waugh, Prop. New York: New American Library, Signet Books, 1968.

Cox, Harvey. The Feast of Fools. New York: Colophon Books, 1969. . The Seduction of the Spirit: The Use and Misuse of People's Religion. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1973.

Dahl, Gordon. Work, Play, and Worship. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1972.

Hoch, Paul. Rip Off: The Big Game. New York: Doubleday, Anchor Books, 1973.

Huizinga, Johan. Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play Element in Culture. Boston: Beacon Press, 1955.

Jewett, Paul. The Lord's Day: A Theological Guide to the Christian Day of Worship. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1971.

Johnston, Robert K. " `Confessions of a Workaholic': A Reappraisal of Qoheleth." Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 38 (January 1976), 14-28.

Kaplan, Max, and Philip Bosserman, eds. Technology, Human Values and Leisure. New York: Abingdon Press, 1971.

Keen, Sam. Apology for Wonder. New York: Harper & Row, 1969.

__________"Manifesto for a Dionysian Theology," in Transcendence. Ed. Herbert W. Richardson and Donald R. Cutler. Boston: Beacon Press, 1969, pp. 31-52

__________To a Dancing God. New York: Harper & Row, 1970

__________"Toward an Erotic Theology," In Theology and Body. Ed. John Y. Fenton. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1974, pp. 13-37.

Keen, Sam, and Anne Valley Fox. Telling Your Story: A Guide to Who You Are and Who You Can Be. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1973.

Kerr, Clark, and Jerome Rosaw, eds. Work in America: The Decade Ahead. Work in America Institute Scribes. New York: Van Nostrand, 1979,

Kerr, Walter. The Decline of Pleasure. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1962.

Larrabee, Eric, and Rolf Meyersohn, eds. Mass Leisure. Glencoe, I11.: Free Press, 1958.

Lasch, Christopher. The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations. New York: Norton, 1979.

Lee, Robert. Religion and Leisure in America. New York: Abingdon Press, 1964.

Lepper, Mark, and David Greene. "Turning Play int

Lewis, C. S. The Abolition of Man. New York: Macmillan, 1965.

__________ed. Essays Presented to Charles Williams. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1966.

__________The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. New York: Macmillan, Collier Books, 1970.

__________Of Other Worlds. Ed. Walter Hooper. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1966.

__________Out of the Silent Planet. New York: Macmillan, 1965.

__________Surprised by Jay: The Shape of My Early Life. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Harvest Books, 1955.

Linder, Staffan Burenstam. The Harried Leisure Class. New York: Columbia University Press, 1970.

Martin, Gerhard. Fest: The Transformation of Everyday. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1976.

McLelland, Joseph D. The Clown and the Crocodile. Richmond, Va.: John Knox Press, 1970.

Meredith, Lawrence. The Sensuous Christian. New York: Association Press, 1972.

Michener, James. Sports in America. New York: Random House, 1976. Miller, David L. Gods and Games: Toward a Theology of Play. New York: World, 1970.

Moltmann, Jürgen. The Church in the Power of the Spirit. New York: Harper & Row, 1977.

__________The Passion for Life: A Messianic Lifestyle. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1978.

__________Theology of Play. Trans. Reinhard Ulrich. New York: Harper & Row, 1972.

Murphy, Roland E. Wisdom Literature: Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Canticles, Ecclesiastes, Esther. The Forms of the Old Testament Literature, Vol. XIII. Ed. Rolf Knierim and Gene Tucker. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1981.

Neale, Robert E. In Praise of Play. New York: Harper & Row, 1969.

Norden, Rudolph F. The Christian Encounters the New Leisure. St. Louis, Mo.: Concordia, 1965.

Novak, Michael. The Joy of Sports. New York: Basic Books, 1976.

Oates, Wayne. Confessions of a Workaholic. New York: World, 1971.

Orlebeke, Clifton, and Lewis Smedes, eds. God and the Good. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1975.

Parker, Stanley. The Future of Work and Leisure. New York: Praeger, 1971.

Pfeffer, Richard M. Working for Capitali$m. New York: Columbia University Press, 1979.

Piaget, Jean. Play, Dreams and Imitation in Childhood. Trans. C. Gattegno and F. M. Hodgson. New York: Norton, The Norton Library, 1962.

Pieper, Josef. In Tune with the World: A Theory of Festivity. Trans. Richard and Clara Winston. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1965.

__________Leisure: The Basis of Culture. Trans. Alexander Dru. New York: Random House, Pantheon Books, 1964.

Plaut, W. Gunther. "The Sabbath as Protest: Thoughts on Work and Leisure in the Automated Society." The B. G. Rudolph Lectures in Judaic Studies. Syracuse University, New York. April 1970.

Rahner, Hugo. Man at Play. New York: Herder & Herder, 1967.

Richardson, Alan. The Biblical Doctrine of Work. Ecumenical Biblical Studies, No. 1. London: SCM Press, 1952.

Rohrlich, Jay B. Work and Love: The Crucial Balance. New York: Summit Books. 1980.

Roszak, Theodore. Where the Wasteland Ends: Politics and Transcendence in Post-Industrial Society. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1973.

Ryken, Leland, ed. The Christian Imagination. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House, 1981.

Sadler, William A., Jr. "Creative Existence: Play as a Pathway to Personal Freedom and Community." Humanitas, 5 (Spring 1969), 57-79.

__________"Play: A Basic Human Structure Involving Love and Freedom." Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry, 6 (Fall 1966), 237-245.

Salter, Michael, ed. Play: Anthropological Perspectives. West Point, N.Y.: Leisure Press, 1978.

Sayers, Dorothy L. Creed or Chaos? New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1949. Schall, James V. Far Too Easily Pleased: A Theology of Play, Contemplation and Festivity. Beverly Hills: Benziger, 1976.

Seerveld, Calvin. The Greatest Song: In Critique of Solomon. Palos Heights, Ill.: Trinity Pennyasheet Press, 1967.

Segal, M. H. "The Song of Songs." Uetus Testamentum, 12 (1962), 480.

Terkel, Studs, Working. New York: Random House, Pantheon Books, 1974.

Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, Subcommittee on Employment, Manpower, and Poverty. Work in America, report of a special task force to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. 93rd Cong., lst sess. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1973.

Vaillant, George E. Adaptation to Life. Boston: Little, Brown, 1977.

Van der Leeuw, Gerardus. Sacred and Profane Beauty: The Holy in Art. Trans. David E. Green. New York: Abingdon Press, 1963.

Warner, Gary. Competition. Elgin, Ill.: David C. Cook, 1979.

Wolff, Hans Walter. "The Day of Rest in the Old Testament." Lexington Theological Quarterly, 7 (July 1972), 65-76.

Yankelovich, Daniel. New Rules: Searching for Self-Fulfillment in a World Turned Upside Down. New York: Random House, 1981.

Zimmermann, Wolf-Dieter, and Ronald Gregor Smith, eds. 1 Knew Dietrich Bonhoef)er. London: Collins, Fontana Books, 1973.

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