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New & Forthcoming Titles | Briefs in Religion and Sport ( Miscellaneous)

Briefs in Religion and Sport

Briefs in Religion and Sport

Series: SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies

Series Editors: Shoemaker, Terry, Sapp, D. Gregory

ISSN: 2510-5051

About the Series Editor

Terry Shoemaker 

Terry Shoemaker is an Americanist scholar focusing on religious change in contemporary life. This includes the ways that religion and religious people adapt, convert, deconvert, reform, and abandon aspects of their religiosity or spirituality. He has published studies regarding religious changes with nationalism, disabilities, popular culture, sports, public life, and deconversion. His first edited volume, The Prophetic Dimension of Sport was published in 2018 with Springer Briefs in Religion and Sports series.
Terry currently serves as a board member of the Society for Values in Higher Education (SVHE) and on the American Academy of Religion steering committee “Religion, Sport, and Play." Before joining the SHPRS faculty, he served as Program Coordinator at Western Kentucky University's Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility. He is an avid sport fan and currently coaches volleyball.

D. Gregory Sapp 

Greg Sapp was born and raised in northeast Florida and graduated from a small high school in Keystone Heights. He began his college career at the University of Florida in Gainesville but after receiving his A.A. transferred to Stetson University where he earned a B.A. in Religious Studies. He then earned an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary with an emphasis in the formation of Christian Doctrine. From there he attended the University of Virginia and earned the Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology. He began his teaching career in 1996 at West Virginia University and subsequently taught at Mercer University where he was awarded the Spencer B. King, Jr., Distinguished Professor Award. He returned to Stetson in 2006, and holds the Hal S. Marchman Chair of Civic and Social Responsibility with an appointment as Associate Professor of Religious Studies.