Inter-Actions: Relationships of Religion and Drama by Nelvin Vos
By Nelvin Vos
The dialog among faith and tradition, drama and Christianity, has to be ongoing. This publication is a contribution to the discussion, asking questions, pointing in the direction of attainable solutions, and inspiring others to hitch within the dialog.
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And he spoke of mustike¯ paidia (‘mystical play’). The Venerable Bede and Bernhardt both spoke of the life of faith as a game Christians play. 30 Chapter Four Jerome spoke of the church as a bit of religious play. ’9 A contemporary theologian, Jürgen Moltmann, writes that creation has “its ground not in itself but in God’s good will or pleasure. ” They understood that their relation to God was one of being surrounded and surprised by God’s grace. Even liturgy, according to the noted Roman Catholic scholar, Romano Guardini, is not work, but play.
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Willard R. Trask (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1959), 145. 8. E. R. Dodds, Euripides’ Bacchae (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1960), xii. 9. Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990), 30. 10. Aylen, 41. 11. Quoted in Aylen, 41. 12. Aylen, 41–43. 13. All quotations from The Bacchae, unless noted otherwise, are from the translation of William Arrowsmith, Euripides V, eds. David Grene and Richmond Lattimore (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958, 1959). Dionysus: Lord of the Greek Theater 53 14.