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Stead Center Lecture: Dr. Paul Heintzman

Toward a Holistic Understanding of Leisure: Christian Perspectives

11:10 a.m. | Room 205, Main Building

This presentation will begin with a brief overview of common concepts of leisure and historical Christian views of this concept. The main part of the presentation will focus on biblical themes and passages, especially Sabbath and rest, that inform a Christian understanding of leisure. Finally, the biblical material will be used to critique the common concepts of leisure and a Christian understanding of leisure will be developed.

About Paul Heintzman

Paul Heintzman holds a Masters of Christian Studies degree from Regent College in Vancouver and a PhD in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Waterloo. He is currently an associate professor of leisure studies at the University of Ottawa in Canada. He is author of over 100 publications including the book Leisure and Spirituality: Biblical, Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, co-editor of both Christianity and Leisure: Issues in a Pluralistic Society and Christianity and Leisure Volume 2: Issues for the Twenty-first Century, as well as editor of a special issue of the journal Leisure/Loisir on the topic of leisure and spirituality.

About the Stead Center for Ethics and Values

An endowed center, the Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Center for Ethics and Values (Stead Center) draws together seminary resources, graduate professional schools, area pastors, and laity to address the compelling ethical issues facing contemporary society; e.g., technological interventions at the beginning and ending of life; war and religion; the plight of children in the cities; the environment; and human experimentation. It seeks to bring a theological perspective to these issues of ecumenical and international scope. Special lecture series and seminars are among the settings which will bring religious communities, seminary scholars, and university colleagues together with the Garrett-Evangelical community.

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October 24, 2017

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