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Briefs in Religion and Sport

The Prophetic Dimension of Sport

Editors: Shoemaker, Terry (Ed.)

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  • The first-ever book to analyze the category of sport as a prophetic space in the United States  
  • Brings together leading scholars in the fields of Religion and Sport to examine a meaningful aspect of sport in the modern world 
  • Piques, using relevant case studies, the interests of undergraduate and graduate students, while also supplying theoretical frameworks for courses in religious and cultural studies 
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Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of Religion and Sport, this book examines the prophetic dimension of sport, to arrive at a better understanding of the nature of sports in the United States. By detailing and analyzing particular sports, a portrait of sport as an important space for social and political critique emerges. 

Sport is indisputably an important cultural phenomenon in the United States. Each year millions attend sporting events, track the statistics and lives of sports stars, collect memorabilia, engage in fantasy sports, and play various sporting games. But increasingly, sport is also a space for public articulations regarding social and political issues within the United States. What are we to make of these particular articulations? What do they tell us about the nature of sport in the United States? How are these social and political critiques formed? Why do sporting voices seem to carry more weight at this moment in history?  

Ideally suited for use in undergraduate and graduate courses, this book offers a new way of thinking about the connection between sport and religion in a secularizing society. By analyzing various sports and particular historical moments, the chapters supply a unique example of the relevance of sport as it pertains to social and political critique. 



About the authors

Terry Shoemaker holds a Lecturer position in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. His research focuses on sites of resistance within religious communities and social pressures inherent in religious shifts. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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Softcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-02292-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Prophetic Dimension of Sport
Editors
  • Terry Shoemaker
Series Title
Briefs in Religion and Sport
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02293-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02293-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-02292-1
Series ISSN
2510-5051
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 57
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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