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From Season To Season : Sports As American Religion
Product Code: P308
Binding Information: Paperback
Availability: In stock.
In From Season to Season: Sports as American Religion, nine scholars of religion and theology explore the relationship between religion and sports in American popular culture and the role of sports as religion. Topics explored include: "From Season to Season: The Rhythmic and Religious Significance of American Sports Seasons" "The Pitcher’s Mound as Cosmic Mountain: The Religious Significance of Baseball" "The Fetish and McGwire’s Balls" "The Super Bowl as Religious Festival" "The Final Four as Final Judgment: The Religious and Cultural Significance of the NCAA Basketball Championship" "A Puckish Reflection on Religion in Canada" "Myth and Ritual in Professional Wrestling" Contributors: Charles S. Adams, Lois Daly, Tom Faulkner, Paul C. Johnson, Lonnie D. Kliever, James A. Mathisen, Bonnie Miller-McLemore, Joseph L. Price, Peter Williams