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A Brief Theology of Sport

Jurgen MoltmannLincoln Harvey

A Brief Theology of Sport

Jurgen MoltmannLincoln Harvey

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Sport is extremely popular. This ground-breaking book explains why. It shows that sport has everything to do with our deepest identity. It is where we resonate with the most-basic nature of reality. A Brief Theology of Sport sweeps across the fields of church history, philosophy and Christian doctrine, drawing the reader into a creative vision of sport. The book begins with an examination of how the Church has approached sport in the past, before turning to consider sport on the basis of the divine act of creation. In doing so, Harvey is able to distinguish sport from all other human activities, identifying it as a set-aside sphere in which the unnecessary-but-meaningful nature of life is celebrated. This constructive proposal is used to shed light on a wide range of issues in sport, including the role of competition, professionalization and celebrity culture today. As such, A Brief Theology of Sport constitutes a significant contribution to our understanding of the value of sport in human life. No one who reads this book will look at sport in the same way again.

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About "A Brief Theology of Sport"

Sport is extremely popular. This ground-breaking book explains why. It shows that sport has everything to do with our deepest identity. It is where we resonate with the most-basic nature of reality. A Brief Theology of Sport sweeps across the fields of church history, philosophy and Christian doctrine, drawing the reader into a creative vision of sport. The book begins with an examination of how the Church has approached sport in the past, before turning to consider sport on the basis of the divine act of creation. In doing so, Harvey is able to distinguish sport from all other human activities, identifying it as a set-aside sphere in which the unnecessary-but-meaningful nature of life is celebrated. This constructive proposal is used to shed light on a wide range of issues in sport, including the role of competition, professionalization and celebrity culture today. As such, A Brief Theology of Sport constitutes a significant contribution to our understanding of the value of sport in human life. No one who reads this book will look at sport in the same way again.
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Meet the Authors

Jurgen Moltmann

Jurgen Moltmann is one of the foremost living religious thinkers in the world today. He is Professor of Systematic Theology Emeritus in the Protestant Faculty of the University of Tubingen, Germany. Among his many important and award-winning works are A Theology of Hope; The Crucified God; The Trinity and the Kingdom of God and more recently The Coming of God: Christian Eschatology (1996) received the 2000 Grawemeyer Award.; The Source of Life (1997); God for a Secular Society (1998), and Experiences in Theology (2000)
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Lincoln Harvey

Dr Lincoln Harvey (Ph.D., King's College London) is Tutor in Theology at St Mellitus College in London. He was previously Tutor for Christian Doctrine at The South East for Theological Education (SEITE). He is ordained in the Church of England, serving his curacy at St John-at-Hackney. He was one of Colin Gunton's last research students.

Table Of Contents

  • Part 1: Historical Soundings1. Ancient Sports And Religion2. Classical Sports And Religion3. The Early Church's View Of Sport4. Case Study (i): Sport And The Medieval Catholic Church5. Case Study (ii): Sport, Puritans And Muscular Christianspart 2: Analytic Soundings6. Notes On Sport: A Working Definition7. Towards A Christian Theology Of Sport8. The Liturgical Celebration Of Contingency: A Brief Theology Of Sport9. Exploration And Explanation: Seven Avenues For Further Thought10. Concluding Comments: Christians And Sport Today

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  • Catalogue Code 417622
  • Product Code 9780334044185
  • ISBN 0334044189
  • EAN 9780334044185
  • Pages 192
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Scm Press
  • Publication Date Feb 2014
  • Dimensions 216 x 135 x 8 mm
  • Weight 0.187kg

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