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Sports and Religion

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the relationship between sports and religion.


Six Superlative Sources

· From Season to Season: Sports as American Religion. Joseph L. Price, editor. Mercer University Press, 2001.

· The Joy of Sports: End Zones, Bases, Baskets, Balls, and the Consecration of the American Spirit. Michael Novak. Basic Books, 1976.

· A Whole New Ball Game: An Interpretation of American Sports. Allen Guttmann. University of North Carolina Press, 1988.

· Sport and Religion. Shirl J. Hoffman, editor. Human Kinetics Books, 1992.

· God in the Stadium: Sports and Religion in America. Robert J. Higgs. University of Kentucky Press, 1995.

· Religion and Sport: The Meeting of Sacred and Profane. Charles S. Prebish. Greenwood Press, 1993.

Other Excellent Sources

· In the Zone: Transcendent Experience in Sports. Michael Murphy and Rhea A. White. Penguin Books, 1995.

· Faith in Sports: Athletes and Their Religion on and off the Field. Steve Hubbard. Doubleday, 1998.

· Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior. Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty. Hyperion, 1995.

· The Faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion, and American Culture. Christopher H. Evans and William R. Herzog, editors. Westminster John Knox Press, 2002.

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