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  • Bingo! Holy play in experience-oriented society.
    Groot, Kees de (2017)
    Social Compass 64:2: 194-205.

    Based on 2006-14 participant observation of advertised public events in the Netherlands; data are reported from 4 events. Sacred or holy play appears in unexpected places. Uses a typology of play for interpretation

    Associated Search Terms: Huizinga, Johan; Sacred; Experience; Netherlands; Participant observation; Play; Ritual
  • Spiritual play: Encountering the sacred in World of Warcraft.
    Aupers, Stef (2015)
    In V. Frissen, S. Lammes, M. de Lange, et al. (eds.) Playful Identities. The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 75-92.

    Associated Search Terms: Play; Sacred
  • Playing with religion in contemporary theatre.
    Groot, Kees de (2012)
    Implicit Religion 15:4: 457-475.

    Associated Search Terms: Play; Theatre
  • Methodological ludism and the academic study of religion.
    Knibbe, Kim, and André Droogers (2011)
    Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 23:3/4: 283-303.

    Rather than methodological atheism or agnosticism, suggests a "play" stance.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Play
  • The third bank of the river. Play, methodological ludism, and the definition of religion.
    Droogers, André (2006)
    In Anton van Harskamp, Grace Davie, Johan Roeland, and Peter Versteeg (eds.) Playful Religion. Delft: Eburon, pp. 75-96.

    Associated Search Terms: Play; Definition of religion; Methodology
  • Les croyances ésotériques: une reconstruction ludique du sacré.
    Bouchard, Alain (1992)
    In Raymond Lemieux and Micheline Milot (eds.), Les Croyances des Québécois. Esquisses pour une approache empirique. Cahiers du Recherche en Sciences de la Religion 11: 295-324.

    Associated Search Terms: Play; Sacred; Esoteric; Canada, Quebec
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