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Title Theology, ethics and transcendence in sports / edited by Jim Parry, Mark Nesti and Nick Watson
Published New York : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 244 pages)
Series Routledge research in sport, culture and society ; 4
Routledge research in sport, culture and society ; 4
Contents Introduction / Nick Watson -- Theological ethics in sport. Part 1 introduction / Jim Parry -- An Augustinian critique of our relationship to sport / Mark Hamilton -- Prayer out of bounds / Shirl Hoffman -- Better than normal : constructing modified athletes and a relational theological ethic / Tracy J. Trothen -- Living in a sectarian maelstrom : a Christian professional football player's perspective / Ian Lawrence -- Psychological and spiritual dimensions of sport. Part II introduction / Mark Nesti -- Identify in sport : a psychological and theological analysis / Nick Watson -- Sport psychology and spirit in professional football / Mark Nesti -- Flow, sport and the spiritual life / Patrick Kelly, S.J. -- Transcendence in movement, play and sport. Part III introduction / Jim Parry -- Why dichotomies make it difficult to see games as gifts of God / Scott Kretchmar -- The energy of play / Susan Saint Sing -- Zen, movement and sports : focusing on the quality of experiencing / Irena Martínková and Jim Parry -- Pilgrimage as a form of physical and movement spirituality / Ivo Jirásek
Summary "This book provides an inter-disciplinary examination of the relationship between sport, spirituality and religion. It covers a wide-range of topics, such as prayer and sport, religious and spiritual perspectives on athletic identity and 'flow' in sport, theological analysis of genetic performance enhancement technologies, sectarianism in Scottish football, a spiritual understanding of sport psychology consultancy in English premiership soccer and how Zen may be useful in sports performance and participation. As modern sport is often intertwined with commercial and political agendas, this book also provides an important corrective to the "win at all costs" culture of modern sport, which cannot always be fully understood through secular ethical inquiry. This is a unique and important addition to the current literature for a wide-range of fields including theology and religious studies, psychology, health studies, ethics and sports studies."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Athletes -- Religious life.
Sports -- Psychological aspects.
Sports -- Religious aspects.
Athletes -- Religious life.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Sports Psychology.
Sports -- Psychological aspects.
Sports -- Religious aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Nesti, Mark, 1959-
Parry, S. J. (S. Jim)
Watson, Nick, 1960-
ISBN 0203840755 (electronic bk.)
9780203840757 (electronic bk.)