Stillpoint is proud to announce the signing of David L. Miller’s classic title, Gods & Games: Toward a Theology of Play. 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” — which suggests that play is a central aspect of the human spirit and human culture.
Publishers Weekly called Gods and Games “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.”
Stillpoint Digital Press will release Gods and Games this August in ebook form (ePub and .mobi/Kindle). It will be available initially at Stillpoint’s own online store.
David L. Miller is the Watson-Ledden Professor of Religion, Emeritus, at Syracuse University and is a retired core faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. He has served as a long-term member of the board of Joseph Campbell Foundation. Since 1963, Dr. Miller has worked at the intersections of religions and mythologies, literature and literary theory, and depth psychology.