A Brief Theology of Sport
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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.
Meet the Authors
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)
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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.