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The Resource Sports and Christianity : historical and contemporary perspectives, edited by Nick J. Watson and Andrew Parker

Sports and Christianity : historical and contemporary perspectives, edited by Nick J. Watson and Andrew Parker

Label
Sports and Christianity : historical and contemporary perspectives
Title
Sports and Christianity
Title remainder
historical and contemporary perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nick J. Watson and Andrew Parker
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This interdisciplinary text examines the sports-Christianity interface from Protestant and Catholic perspectives. In addition to a "systematic review of literature," field-pioneering contributors such as Michael Novak, Shirl Hoffman, Joseph Price and Robert Higgs address a wide range of topics from the sporting world, including biblical athletic metaphors, disability, evangelism, professionalism and celebrity, humility and pride, genetic enhancement technologies, stereotypes, sport as art and British and American historical analyses of sport and Christianity. Insightful chapters from Scott Kretchmar, one of the world's leading philosophers of sport, and Father Kevin Lixey, the head of the Vatican's 'Church and Sport' office (2004-), add further depth and breadth to this book, making it accessible and interesting to academic and practitioner audiences alike. Within the context of this relatively new and rapidly expanding area of inquiry, this collection provides a unique and important addition to the current literature for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and serves as a point of reference for scholars of theology and religious studies, psychology, health studies, ethics and sports studies. The book may also be of interest to physical educators and sports coaches who wish to adopt a more "holistic" and ethical approach to their work. As modern sport is often intertwined with commercial and political agendas, this book offers an important corrective to the "win-at-all-costs" culture of modern sport, which cannot be fully understood through secular ethical inquiry."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.01
Index
index present
LC call number
GV706.42
LC item number
.S67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Watson, Nick J
  • Parker, Andrew
Series statement
Routledge research in sport, culture and society
Series volume
19
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Religion and culture
  • Sports
Label
Sports and Christianity : historical and contemporary perspectives, edited by Nick J. Watson and Andrew Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
730404073
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780415899222
Lccn
2012016010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Sports and Christianity : historical and contemporary perspectives, edited by Nick J. Watson and Andrew Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
730404073
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780415899222
Lccn
2012016010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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