Games People Play

Theology, Religion, and Sport

Robert Ellis

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"Sporting journalists o ften use religious language in covering sports events... Perhaps, somewhere beyond the cliched hyperbole, there is some theological truth in all this a fter all."

Robert Ellis is Principal of Regent's Park College, Oxford, and a member of the Faculty of Th eology and Religion in the University of Oxford. He is the author of 'Answering God: Towards a Th eology of Intercession'.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum 27.11.2014
Verlag Lutterworth
Seitenzahl 334
Maße (L/B/H) 22.9/15.2/1.8 cm
Gewicht 508 g
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-7188-9371-2

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  • Introduction: A Grandstand View at the Cotswold Olimpicks 1 Reaching for the Heavens: A (Very) Brief History of Religion and Sport Sacred Sport? ""Keeping Company with the Devil""? Conversion to Sport? Conclusion 2 A Question of Sport: Sport in Contemporary Society Sport and Business Sport and the Media Sport and Consumerism Sport and Gender Sport and Ethnicity Sport and Politics Conclusion 3 1851 and All That: Losing My Religion? Sundays: ""the Lord's day"" or ""a day at Lord's""? Religion and Sport in the UK: What the Numbers Tell Us American Exceptionalism: Sport and Religion Sport and the Functions of Religion Conclusion 4 Play and Sport: Initial Theological Explorations Defining ""Play"" and ""Sport"" Sport in the Bible? Paul's Sporting Imagery God the Creator: Deus Ludens and the Game of Love Playful Wisdom: Proverbs, the Song of Songs, and Ecclesiastes Sabbaths and Festivals: Playful Rest Play, ""Signal of Transcendence"" The End of Play 5 ""A Matter of Life and Death""? Playing and Winning Why Play Sport? What the Players Say Why Play Sport? Sociocultural Factors Why Play Sport? Sport and ""Religious Experience"" Why Winning Matters Abusing Ourselves to Win: Competition's Dark Side? Deus Ludens, Deus Victor: God the Winner 6 ""To Boldly Go"": Sport as Divine Encounter? Imago Dei: Further Thoughts Transcendence and the Transcendent Vicarious Sport Sin and Salvation in Sport? Conclusion: ""The Theology Behind All Cultural Expressions"" Highlights Some Loose Ends Concluding Observations on a Practical Theology of Sport Bibliography Name and Subject Index Scripture Index