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Gods and Games: Toward a New Mythology of Play

Author: David L. Miller

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A deeply thoughtful, deeply irreverent look at the mythology of play, Gods and Games ties together Joseph Campbell’s approach to myth and religion with Johan Huizinga’s view of our species as Homo ludens — “Man the Game-player” — suggesting that play is a central aspect of the human spirit and human culture.

This classic work of modern theology was written by David L. Miller, longtime colleague of Joseph Campbell’s as well as an emeritus board member of Joseph Campbell Foundation.

“A comprehensive and clear review…. loaded with quotations both pertinent and entertaining that may be eye-openers both to traditional religionists and readers who may never have thought about play in a philosophical or religious sense.” —Publishers Weekly