Dr. Paul Heintzman: Toward a Holistic Understanding of Leisure – Christian Perspectives

Date(s) - May 17, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Regent College

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Join us for a lunchtime lecture with Regent alumnus Dr. Paul Heintzman, chaired by Dr. Don Lewis.

Dr. Heintzman’s 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 to develop a distinctively Christian understanding of leisure.

Dr. Paul Heintzman grew up in Ottawa and studied Recreology (Leisure Studies) at the University of Ottawa where his Ph.D. thesis was on leisure and spiritual well being. Dr. Heintzman has previously taught at Brock University, Acadia University, as well as having been a visiting scholar at Regent College, University of Waterloo, University of Northern British Columbia, The Erasmus Mundus M.A. program in Transcultural European Outdoor Studies in Oslo, and Dalhousie University. In 2003 he received the Society of Park and Recreation Educator’s Teaching Innovation Award; in 2007 and 2016 he was recipient of the Christian Society of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies’ Literary Award; and in 2009 he received the CSKLS Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Heintzman is author of numerous books and journal papers on the topics of leisure and spirituality; recreation and the environment; and the philosophy and ethics of leisure.


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