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Global Religion brings humor smack back into the center of sport. The sport ?pie,' that goes back way beyond Homer, has many ingredients.

Fun, recreation, competition, exercise, teamwork, entertainment ? all play various roles in various games. Recently work, money and politics have taken some sports by storm. In They Also Serve...Tennis ? A Global Religion, the ?good laugh and quiet smile' of Wild...takes a step further. By bringing ...
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Overview

Global Religion brings humor smack back into the center of sport. The sport ‘pie,' that goes back way beyond Homer, has many ingredients.

Fun, recreation, competition, exercise, teamwork, entertainment — all play various roles in various games. Recently work, money and politics have taken some sports by storm. In They Also Serve...Tennis — A Global Religion, the ‘good laugh and quiet smile' of Wild...takes a step further. By bringing "clerical" figures — Cardinals, Popes, Imams, Rabbis and Abbesses — onto the tennis court, their "decorum" is shattered and a low key chuckle emerges. Humor and Tennis are both cohesive — they bring people together as in the original Olympics for peaceful, enjoyable, channelled competition. Winning no longer entails annihilating the opponent but relishing the challenge, fostering prowess, dexterity and achievement.

Perhaps sportsmanship can trickle down into world religion.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013533325
  • Publisher: Monograph Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Ralph Wright, OSB was born in England in 1938. He graduated from Ampleforth College, served in the British Army for two years and then became a monk at Ampleforth Abbey. After studying Classics at Oxford and Theology at Fribourg, Switzerland he was ordained in 1970 and invited by the Abbot to join the community's foundation in St. Louis, Missouri. There, at St. Louis Priory School, he has taught Latin, Greek, Creative Writing, Theology and Tennis. He has had eight books of poetry published and about sixty hymns. In June 2010 a dream came true when he was visiting family in England and was invited by a friend Nigel Oxley, to spend a day at Wimbledon during the second week of the tournament.
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