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Advice to Christian Professors of Geography

August 24, 2021
Mike Hulme is Professor of Human Geography in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Pembroke College, where he is the Director of Studies for Geography. You may read more about Professor Hulme’s scholarship at http://www.mikehulme.org/.
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The Playfulness of Perfect Communion: Polarities in Dante’s Paradiso

The fullness of human community that Dante depicts in the final third of his Divine Comedy becomes more imaginable and compelling if we can see its playfulness and can, in…
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Grasshopper Theology: Games, Play, and the Ideal of Existence

Can game playing possibly be the ideal of existence? Philosopher Bernard Suits argues that it is, using a twist on the moral logic of Aesop’s fabled grasshopper. While many philosophers…
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August 22, 2021

Playful Seriousness: The Quandary of Exercise in a Technological Age

Understanding the role that exercise ought to play in a Christian’s vocation requires a clear understanding of what exercise is: Is it a form of work or of play? In…

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