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Steven J. Overman

Steven J. Overman attended Purdue and Washington State University. Most of his teaching career was spent at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Books by Steven J. Overman

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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport: How Calvinism and Capitalism Shaped America’s Games
By author: Steven J. Overman
Product Code: P419
ISBN: 9780881462265
Product Format: Paperback
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Price:  $35.00
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Steven Overman explores the concordant values of the Protestant ethic, capitalism, and sport by applying German scholar Max Weber’s seminal thesis. Weber demonstrated a relationship between the Protestant ethic and a form of economic behavior he labeled the “spirit of capitalism.” The work introduces readers to the doctrines and values arising out of the Protestant Reformation, notably the strong affirmation of a “calling” and the influences of worldly asceticism.