From Season To Season / Edition 1

From Season To Season / Edition 1

by Joseph L. Price, Staff of Mercer University Press
     
 

ISBN-10: 0865549613

ISBN-13: 9780865549616

Pub. Date: 11/03/2004

Publisher: Mercer University Press

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.  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865549616
Publisher:
Mercer University Press
Publication date:
11/03/2004
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction : fervent faith : sports as religion in America3
From Sabbath proscriptions to super Sunday celebrations : sports and religion in America15
God and games in modern culture39
From season to season : the rhythmic and religious significance of American sports seasons49
The Pitcher's mound as cosmic mountain : the religious significance of baseball61
The fetish and McGwire's balls77
Every religion needs a martyr : the role of Matty, Gehrig, and Clemente in the national faith99
Through the eyes of Mircea Eliade : United States football as a religious rite de passage115
The Super Bowl as religious festival137
American sport as folk religion : examining a test of its strength141
Basketball's abbot : Bob Knight and the drive for perfection163
The final four as final judgment : the religious and cultural significance of the NCAA basketball championship171
A Puckish reflection on religion in Canada185
Myth and ritual in professional wrestling203
Conclusion : an American apotheosis : sports as popular religion215

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