Theology, Ethics and Transcendence in Sports / Edition 1

Theology, Ethics and Transcendence in Sports / Edition 1

by Jim Parry
     
 

This book provides an inter-disciplinary examination of the relationship between sport, spirituality and religion. It covers a wide-range of topics, such as prayer and sport, religious and spiritual perspectives on athletic identity and ‘flow’ in sport, theological analysis of genetic performance enhancement technologies, sectarianism in Scottish

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This book provides an inter-disciplinary examination of the relationship between sport, spirituality and religion. It covers a wide-range of topics, such as prayer and sport, religious and spiritual perspectives on athletic identity and ‘flow’ in sport, theological analysis of genetic performance enhancement technologies, sectarianism in Scottish football, a spiritual understanding of sport psychology consultancy in English premiership soccer and how Zen may be useful in sports performance and participation. As modern sport is often intertwined with commercial and political agendas, this book also provides an important corrective to the “win at all costs” culture of modern sport, which cannot always be fully understood through secular ethical inquiry. This is a unique and important addition to the current literature for a wide-range of fields including theology and religious studies, psychology, health studies, ethics and sports studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415878517
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/24/2010
Series:
Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Professor Robert J. Higgs. Introduction Nick Watson Section 1: Theological Ethics in Sport Section 1 Introduction Jim Parry 1. An Augustinian Critique of Our Relationship to Sport Mark Hamilton 2. Prayers Out of Bounds Shirl Hoffmann 3. Better Than Normal? Constructing Modified Athletes and a Relational Theological Ethic Tracy J. Trothen 4. Living in a Sectarian Maelstrom: A Christian Professional Football Player’s Perspective Ian Lawrence. Section 2: Psychological and Spiritual Dimensions of Sport Section 2 Introduction Mark Nesti 5. Identity in Sport: A Psychological and Theological Analysis Nick Watson 6. Sport Psychology and Spirit in Professional Football Mark Nesti 7. Flow, Sport and the Spiritual Life Patrick Kelly, S.J. Section 3: Transcendence in Movement, Play and Sport Section 3 Introduction Jim Parry 8. Why Dichotomies Make it Difficult to See Play and Games as Gifts of God Scott Kretchmar 9. The Energy of Play Susan Saint Sing 10. Zen, Movement and Sports: Focussing on the Quality of Experiencing Irena Martínková and Jim Parry 11. Pilgrimage as a Form of Physical and Movement Spirituality Ivo Jirásek

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