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Theology of Play

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Hardcover, 113 pages
Published January 1st 1972 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 1971)
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Wesley Ellis
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of Moltmann's greatest works, I believe, and yet it remains among the most difficult to acquire (since it is, as of now, out of print). In following with the spirit of its subject this book is written with a playful and experimental (even curious) posture.It may, therefore, frustrate the extremely careful and scientific dogmatic theologians among us, but it exemplifies Moltmann's more doxological approach to theology--"We study theology properly because we are curious and find pleasu ...more
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To no fault of his own, Moltmann's theological reflections on play are rooted in a Lutheran reading of Pauline texts surrounding justification. This leaves those readers familiar with the (post)-new perspective on Paul wanting.
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Jürgen Moltmann is a German Reformed theologian. He is the 2000 recipient of the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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