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Leisure and Spirituality


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Part 1: Leisure in Contemporary Society
1. Concepts of Leisure
2. Contemporary Leisure Trends and Issues
Part 2: The History of the Leisure Concept
3. The History of Classical Leisure
4. The History of Leisure as Activity
Part 3: The Biblical Background to Leisure
5. The Sabbath
6. The Biblical Concept of Rest
7. Other Biblical Words and Themes Related to Leisure
Part 4: Leisure and Work
8. Work Today and in the Past
9. The Biblical View of Work
Part 5: Christian Perspectives on Leisure
10. A Critique of the Concepts of Leisure
11. Leisure, Work, and Ethics
Part 6: A Leisurely Spirituality
12. Leisure and Spiritual Well-Being
13. Leisure-Spiritual Coping
Epilogue: A Concise and Illustrated Theology of Leisure

About the Author

Paul Heintzman (PhD, University of Waterloo) is associate professor of leisure studies at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, and has extensive experience as a recreation practitioner throughout Canada. He previously taught at Brock University and at Acadia University. Heintzman is coeditor of Christianity and Leisure: Issues in a Pluralistic Society and is the author of numerous journal papers and book chapters on the topics of leisure and spirituality, recreation and the environment, and the philosophy and ethics of leisure.

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