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The Tebow Mystique: The Faith and Fans of Football's Most Polarizing Player
     

The Tebow Mystique: The Faith and Fans of Football's Most Polarizing Player

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by Patton Dodd
 
The Denver Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow is a phenomenon unlike any other in sports today. While his entire career, from high school forward, has invited scrutiny, since the fall of 2011, a Tebow Mystique has descended upon the country, with round-the-clock reports, new pop culture trends, and a feverish debate about whether Tebow has what it takes to become one of

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The Denver Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow is a phenomenon unlike any other in sports today. While his entire career, from high school forward, has invited scrutiny, since the fall of 2011, a Tebow Mystique has descended upon the country, with round-the-clock reports, new pop culture trends, and a feverish debate about whether Tebow has what it takes to become one of the greatest players of all time--or whether he can play at all.

The Tebow Mystique has two main features: Tim Tebow's unprecedented popularity, and his uncanny on-the-field performance. Because both are charged by religious fervor, some see the phenomenon as just another moment in America's ongoing culture war. They imply that it's mostly right-wingers who love the man, while sophisticated secularists loathe him. But the Tebow Mystique is not primarily about cultural conflict. It's about God. And it's about football. And it's best understood by taking a closer look at what those two phenomena–-those two gods–have to do with one another.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013485341
Publisher:
Patheos Press
Publication date:
11/12/2011
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
138 KB

Meet the Author

Patton Dodd is managing editor of Patheos. His writing on religion and culture has appeared in a range of publications including Newsweek, Slate, the Financial Times, Christianity Today, Cineaste, Books & Culture, The Shambhala Sun, and The Revealer. Patton taught writing, literature, and film at the United States Air Force Academy and served as senior editor for Beliefnet and contributing editor for Killing the Buddha. He is the author of MY FAITH SO FAR: A Story of Conversion and Confusion (Jossey-Bass). Patton holds a Ph.D. in religion and literature from Boston University.

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The Tebow Mystique: The Faith and Fans of Football's Most Polarizing Player 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A perceptive analysis of Tim Tebow the man and the phenomenon.