Christianity Race and Sport

Christianity  Race  and Sport

That is, sport has become an important if somewhat overlooked arena for the making and remaking of race beyond its own boundaries.37 If race and religion are mutually constitutive, as are race and sport, then by a version of the ...

Author: Jeffrey Scholes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000380071

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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This book provides a rigorously researched introduction to the relationship between Christianity, race, and sport in the United States. Christianity, Race, and Sport examines how Protestant Christianity and race have interacted, often to the detriment of Black bodies, throughout the sporting world over the last century. Important sporting figures and case studies discussed include: the sanctification of baseball player Jackie Robinson; the domestication of Muhammad Ali and George Foreman; religious expressions of athletes in the NFL; treatment of African American tennis player Serena Williams; Colin Kaepernick and his prophetic voice. This accessible and conversational book is essential reading for undergraduate students approaching religion and race or religion and sport for the first time, as well as those working within the sociology of sport, sport studies, history of sport, or philosophy of sport.
Categories: Religion

When Race Religion and Sport Collide

When Race  Religion  and Sport Collide

Thus, from the cross section of athletic talent, determination, and youthfulness united with Christianity and whiteness, Tebowing arose and largely catered to a conservative audience. CONFLATING RACE AND RELIGION IN SPORTS Because we ...

Author: Darron T. Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442217904

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 231

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When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide tells the story of Brandon Davies’ dismissal from Brigham Young University’s NCAA playoff basketball team to illustrate the thorny intersection of religion, race, and sport at BYU and beyond. Author Darron T. Smith analyzes the athletes dismissed through BYU’s honor code violations and suggests that they are disproportionately African American, which has troubling implications. He ties these dismissals to the complicated history of negative views towards African Americans in the LDS faith. These honor code dismissals elucidate the challenges facing black athletes at predominantly white institutions. Weaving together the history of the black athlete in America and the experience of blackness in Mormon theology, When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide offers a timely and powerful analysis of the challenges facing African American athletes in the NCAA today.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History

The second way that religion relates to race and sports here is by not relating in any impactful way. Religion, when found in the major American sports world and practiced by all races, must be depoliticitized to ensure that it will not ...

Author: Kathryn Gin Lum

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190221171

Category: History

Page: 641

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"In The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History, thirty-six scholars investigate the complex interdependencies of religion and race through American history. The volume covers the religious experience, social realities, theologies, and sociologies of racialized groups in American religious history, as well as the ways that religion contributed to and challenged their racialization"--Source : éditeur
Categories: History

Race Youth Sport Physical Activity and Health

   Race     Youth Sport  Physical Activity and Health

His research interests are the intersection of Christianity, race, and sport. Brandon has several years of experience working for youth sports, collegiate athletics, and in the fitness industry. Symeon Dagkas is Professor of Sport, ...

Author: Symeon Dagkas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351122924

Category: Education

Page: 200

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‘Race’, Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Health provides a resource that addresses ‘race’ and racism in an accessible way by contextualizing theory with practical evidence-based examples drawn from global geographical and cultural settings. This is the first book to focus on issues of ‘race’ and racism in youth sport, physical activity and health. Drawing on critical race theory, intersectionality and post-feminism, and presenting a range of international empirical case studies, it explores racialization processes in pedagogical and non-pedagogical settings. The book examines how ‘race’ and racism in pedagogical settings shape young peoples’ dispositions towards participation in sport and physical activity, and how identity discourses are being shaped in contemporary sport, physical activity and health. Essential reading for anybody working in sport and exercise studies, physical education, sociology or health studies.
Categories: Education

Religion and Sport in North America

Religion and Sport in North America

He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Passion Plays: How Religion Shaped Sports in North America. ... His work focuses on intersections between sport and politics, with particular emphasis on religion, race, health, ...

Author: Jeffrey Scholes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000636178

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

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From athletes praising God to pastors using sport metaphors in the pulpit, the association between sport and religion in North America is often considered incidental. Yet religion and sport have been tightly intertwined for millennia and continue to inform, shape, and critique one another. Moreover, sport, rather than being a solely secular activity, is one of the most important sites for debates over gender, race, capitalism, the media, and civil religion. Traditionally, scholarly writings on religion and sport have focused on the question of whether sport is a religion, using historical, philosophical, theological, and sociological insights to argue this matter. While these efforts sought to answer an important question, contemporary issues related to sports were neglected, such as globalization, commercialization, feminism, masculinity, critical race theory, and the ethics of doping. This volume contains lively, up-to-date essays from leading figures in the field to fill this scholarly gap. It treats religion as an indispensable prism through which to view sports, and vice versa. This book is ideal for students approaching the topic of religion and sport. It will also be of interest to scholars studying sociology of religion, sociology of sport, religion and race, religion and gender, religion and politics, and sport in general.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Pay to Play Race and the Perils of the College Sports Industrial Complex

Pay to Play  Race and the Perils of the College Sports Industrial Complex

The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is also a faith-based entity connecting religion and sport. ... the true marriage between religion and sports, dating back many centuries, and the intersections of race, religion, and sports.

Author: Lori Latrice Martin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440843167

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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This book advances the debate about paying "student" athletes in big-time college sports by directly addressing the red-hot role of race in college sports. It concludes by suggesting a remedy to positively transform college sports. • Examines the longstanding controversy regarding whether colleges must "pay to play" when it comes to being competitive in high-profile sports and how this debate intersects with perceptions of race • Suggests a remedy for transforming big-time college sports that can simultaneously benefit colleges and universities, non-revenue generating sports, elite college athletes, and professional sports teams • Presents provocative and insightful information for scholars and students in the fields of sociology, kinesiology, education, gender studies, black history, sports management, urban studies, communications, and labor relations as well as for current athletes, former athletes, and fans of college sports
Categories: Social Science

On the Eighth Day

On the Eighth Day

Scholes and Sassower, Religion and Sports, – . . Harvey, Brief eology of Sport, . ... See also, Alpert and Remillard, Gods, Games, and Globalization; Scholes, Christianity, Race, and Sport. . Kelly, Catholic Perspectives on Sports; ...

Author: Matt Hoven

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666701166

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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During a 1980s Edmonton Oilers game, fans unveiled a banner claiming, "On the 8th day, God created Gretzky." Intersections between religious belief and sporting participation are nothing new, where players, coaches, and fans are known to pray, cross themselves, and point to the heavens during a game. But what should be the relationship between sports and religious faith? On the Eighth Day introduces the theology of sport from a Catholic standpoint. It wrestles with sport's universal appeal, its rich symbolism, and its spiritual and moral characteristics. Sport is a place where embodied games can be sacramental; where traditions of the past speak to contemporary peoples; and where truth and justice are demanded in a world affected by sin. The eighth day recalls the playful, re-creative work of God the Creator embodied in Christ's resurrection. In this sense, this book marks out a "new day" in Christian attitudes toward modern sport and the continuing call to redeem sport in service of human flourishing. Comprehensive yet accessible, the book will engage thoughtful lay sports fans and academic students alike.
Categories: Religion

Popular Belief and Practice

Popular Belief and Practice

PURITANICALISM , SPORT , AND RACE : A SYMBOLIC CRUSADE OF 1911 by STUART MEWS R. - 2 ACE and recreation are two contemporary social problems which historically have had a close connection with religion . Religion has both sanctioned ...

Author: Ecclesiastical History Society

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 052108220X

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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On popular piety, sanctity and customs in local and general settings.
Categories: Religion

Sports Religion and Disability

Sports  Religion and Disability

Yet the Christian race, engaged with by all members of the body of Christ, did not amount to a social competition. Rather, all were to strive for the approval of Christ, for participation in the victory of Christ, as signaled by being ...

Author: Nick J. Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317581475

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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This ground-breaking book provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between sports (and leisure), religion and disability. In the shadow of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, at which athletes that were both able-bodied and disabled, provided an extravaganza of sporting excellence and drama, this text is a timely and important synthesis of ideas that have emerged in two previously distinct areas of research: (i) ‘disability sport’ and (ii) the ‘theology of disability’. Many of the elite athletes at this global sporting mega-event often explicitly displayed their religious beliefs, and in turn their importance in the context of sport, by observing different religious rituals, and or, utilising the multi-faith sports chaplaincy service. This raises a whole range of unanswered questions with regard to the intersections between sports, religion and disability, which to-date has been under- researched. Examples of subjects addressed in this text include: elite physical disability sport--Paralympics; intellectual disability sport--Special Olympics; reflections on the illness narrative of the cyclist Lance Armstrong through the lens of the theology of ‘radical orthodoxy’; the application of biblical athletic metaphors in understanding modern conceptions of disability sport; the role of sport and spirituality in the rehabilitation of injured British Military personnel, and; the importance of sports and leisure in L’Arche communities. This book begins a critical conversation on these topics, and many others, for both researchers and practitioners. This book was based on two special issues of the Journal of Religion, Disability and Health.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Global Perspectives on Sports and Christianity

Global Perspectives on Sports and Christianity

One example of how this might be achieved is through addressing issues of 'social justice' in the sports realm, such as, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexuality and the many different forms of corruption, etc.

Author: Afe Adogame

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317573463

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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While the relationship between sport and religion is deeply rooted in history, it continues to play a profound role in shaping modern-day societies. This edited collection provides an inter-disciplinary exploration of this relationship from a global perspective, making a major contribution to the religious, social scientific and theological study of sport. It discusses the dialectical interplay between sport and Christianity across diverse cultures, extending beyond a Western perspective to include studies from Africa, South America and Asia, as well as Europe, the UK and the US. Containing contributions from leading experts within the field, it reflects on key topics including race, gender, spirituality, morality, interfaith sport clubs, and the significance of sport in public rituals of celebration and mourning. Its chapters also examine violent sports such as boxing and mixed martial arts, as well as reflecting on the cult of sporting celebrity and the theology of disability sport. Truly international in scope, Global Perspectives on Sports and Christianity is fascinating reading for all those interested in the study of sport, sociology and religion.
Categories: Religion