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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
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P419
ISBN: 9780881462265
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $35.00
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.

The Reception of Rauschenbusch: The Responses of His Earliest Readers
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H961
ISBN: 9780881466812
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The focus of this study of Walter Rauschenbusch is the reception of his ideas by his earliest readers. Rauschenbusch published Christianity and the Social Crisis in 1907, and returning from his sabbatical in Germany, found himself famous. What were the dynamics that catapulted his rise to fame? The study provides descriptions of his major works and the circumstances surrounding their writing, followed by accounts of reception based on scores of unpublished letters as well as published reviews.

Walter Rauschenbusch: Published Works and Selected Writings: Volume I: Christianity and the Social Crisis and Other Writings
By author: Walter Rauschenbusch   General editor: William H. Brackney
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H950
ISBN: 9780881466454
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Walter Rauschenbusch is credited by many interpreters as the fountainhead of the social gospel in America. An American Baptist minister of German heritage, Rauschenbusch was the “prophet” of a movement that created a watershed in American religious thought. This three-volume set makes available the original texts of a seminal thinker in an authorized and critical edition. Volume I contains reproductions of the original texts of the first “great book” of Walter Rauschenbusch, CHRISTIANITY AND THE SOCIAL CRISIS (1907), plus another popular work, FOR GOD AND THE PEOPLE: PRAYERS FOR THE SOCIAL AWAKENING (1910). Also included are shorter works, THE NEW EVANGELISM, Samuel Zane Batten’s defining tract, THE KINGDOM OF GOD, Rauschenbusch’s last literary works, select Rauschenbusch correspondence, and a hymn written in his honor.

Walter Rauschenbusch: Published Works and Selected Writings: Volume II: Christianizing the Social Order and Other Writings
By author: Walter Rauschenbusch   General editor: William H. Brackney   Introduction by: David P. Gushee
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H960
ISBN: 9780881466461
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Price: $45.00
Walter Rauschenbusch is credited by many interpreters as the fountainhead of the social gospel in America. An American Baptist minister of German heritage, Rauschenbusch was the “prophet” of a movement that created a watershed in American religious thought. This three-volume set makes available the original texts of a seminal thinker in an authorized and critical edition. Volume II is oriented toward an ethical appreciation of the life and works of Walter Rauschenbusch. Ethicist David Gushee provides an in-depth analysis of Rauschenbusch’s ethics, tracing in particular the course of development of Christian ethics and Rauschenbusch's contribution.

Walter Rauschenbusch: Published Works and Selected Writings: Volume III: A Theology for the Social Gospel and Other Writings
Edited by: William H. Brackney
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H962
ISBN: 9780881466782
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Price: $45.00
Volume III brings together important texts of Walter Rauschenbusch, most significantly an unpublished book, "Christianity Revolutionary" first begun in 1891/92. This text was published under another title and with significant modifications. Here is the original, unaltered text for the first time. In addition, this volume contains Rauschenbusch's last major work, A THEOLOGY FOR THE SOCIAL GOSPEL (1917). This answered the call for a serious theological underpinning of the social gospel. The most extensive bibliography for Walter Rauschenbusch has been assembled in this volume. It includes a first-ever listing of archival resources from North American and European collections that will suggest and enable further investigation of Rauschenbusch.

Winning the Race? Religion, Hope, and Reshaping the Sport Enhancement Debate
By author: Tracy J. Trothen
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P516
ISBN: 9780881465433
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Price: $30.00
Should high-tech prosthetic limbs be permissible in elite sports competitions? Why are caffeine and altitude tents usually acceptable while some cold medications are not? What will happen as we engineer new enhancing options such as genetic modification technologies that increase muscle strength, or individualized nutritional genomic programs for elite athletes? The ethics debate about the use of enhancements in elite sport is becoming increasingly complex. Yet we are not asking what relevance sports’ religious dimension has to this debate. Through an examination of literature on the relationship between sport, religion and spirituality, hope emerges as a compelling feature of sport and a significant part of what makes sport meaningful. Trothen explores four main locations of hope in sport: winning, losing, and anticipation; star athletes; perfect moments; and relational embodiment, and examines how these locations intersect with the enhancement debate.

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