For many, the word ‘leisure’ brings to mind vacations, naps, even enjoying a quiet cup of coffee. In his essay Leisure, the Basis of Culture, philosopher Josef Pieper turns this idea on its head, showing his readers that leisure is more than a break from work. Instead, it is an intrinsically valuable attitude of the spirit and a powerful Christian witness in today’s frenetic, work-centric culture.
This study guide will give you a framework for reading Pieper’s essay that will help you understand the meaning of the text, engage personally with the principles, and consequently help you grow as a person.
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