New PDF release: The Eternal Present of Sport: Rethinking Sport and Religion

By Daniel A. Grano

ISBN-10: 1439912793

ISBN-13: 9781439912799

ISBN-10: 1439912807

ISBN-13: 9781439912805

In his persuasive learn The everlasting current of Sport, Daniel Grano rethinks the sport-religion dating via positioning game as a resource of theological hassle. concentrating on our bodies, time, circulation, and reminiscence, he demonstrates how detrimental theology should be essentially and theoretically valuable as a critique of elite televised sport.


Grano asserts that it really is accurately via sport’s optimum non secular beliefs that controversies are taking form and constituting issues of political and social rupture. He examines problems with transcendence, “legacy”—e.g., “greatest ever,” or “all-time”—and “witnessing” via fast replay, which undermine institutional authority. Grano additionally displays on elite athletes representing specifically robust embodiments of non secular and social clash, together with round matters with regards to gender, sexuality, skill doping, nerve-racking mind harm, and institutional greed. 


Elite game is in a interval of profound obstacle. it truly is in the course of the beliefs Grano analyzes that we will be able to think a considerably substitute destiny for elite sport.


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