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Game Day and God: Football, Faith and Politics in the American South
By author: Eric Bain-Selbo
Product Code: P458
ISBN: 9780881464177
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 272
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Game Day and God: Football, Faith, and Politics in the American South takes seriously the often-stated assertion that college football in the South is a religion. To this end, Eric Bain-Selbo draws upon a wide range of theoretical approaches in religious studies and cultural criticism. He also relies upon field research on several campuses in the Southeastern Conference where he interviewed fans and experienced “game day.” Game Day and God also recounts the role that college football has played in Southern history and culture. Going back as far as the Civil War, the work explains the cultural meaning of college football in the South, delivering a much-needed critical perspective to the subject.
God, Nimrod, and the World: Exploring Christian Perspectives on Sport Hunting
Edited by: Bracy V. Hill II, John B. White
Product Code: P552
ISBN: 9780881466331
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GOD, NIMROD, AND THE WORLD presents the perspectives of more than two-dozen authors on the controversial sport of hunting, surveying the relationship between the blood sport and the salvation religion of Christianity. The first half of the book provides sketches of the diverse interpretations of hunting in Hebrew and Christian cultures of the last two millennia, finally giving voice to those in the field who are both practitioners and persons of faith. The second half offers prescriptions for the place of hunting in the life of contemporary Christians, with perspectives arguing for prohibition to those contending that hunting has a practical, even perfecting, place in the life of faith.
International Journal of Religion and Sport, Volume 1 2009
Edited by: Christopher J. Anderson, Gordon Marino
Product Code: P389
ISBN: 2151-0679-1
Pages: 124
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The International Journal of Religion and Sport is a refereed print publication analyzing the interchanges between world religions, religious practice, spirituality, and global sport. The editors of the journal invite contributions that take seriously the study of religion and sport as well as scholarship investigating notions of sport as religious or spiritual practice. The journal seeks contributions using diverse methodological approaches to religion and sport from a variety of disciplines such as myth and ritual studies, historical studies, popular culture studies, and liturgical studies. The editors welcome original scholarship in English from international contributors in the form of essays, book reviews, and film reviews. The journal is published yearly by Mercer University Press and is sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Sport and Spirituality at York/St. John College of the University of Leeds.
International Journal of Religion and Sport, Volume 2
By author: Eric Bain-Selbo
Product Code: P418
ISBN: 2151-0679-2
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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International Journal of Religion and Sport is a refereed print publication analyzing the interchanges among world religions, religious practice, spirituality, and global sport. The editors of the journal invite contributions that take seriously the study of religion and sport as well as scholarship investigating notions of sport as religious or spiritual practice.
Rounding the Bases : Baseball And Religion in America
By author: Joseph L. Price
Product Code: H708
ISBN: 9780865549999
Pages: 260
Product Format: Hardback
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In various ways Rounding the Bases charts new territory in the literature about baseball and religion. Unlike previous works (such as The Faith of Fifty Million) that merely assert that baseball, as the national pastime, is an American civil religion, or others (such as And God Said, “Play Ball”) that draw parallels between the Bible and baseball, this book develops a sustained sociological argument for the conclusion that baseball is “a distinct denomination of American civil religion.”

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