Signs of the Times

The Christian Century

Gordon J. Dahl[© 1971 Christian CenturyFoundation. Reprinted by permissionfrom the February 10, 1971, issue ofThe Christian Century, Chicago.]

For generations "leisure" has meant simply nonwork. "Leisure" was the intervals between periods of work or, usually, the time after working hours. Because our society has placed such a high value upon work both as an economic concept and as a social experience, leisure has never really had any value apart from work. At best, it has been a rest from or a reward for work, and at worst an escape from work. Indeed, leisure has often been seen as an opportunity for preparation for more work....

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