The Games People Play Paperback

Theology, Religion, and Sport

by Robert Ellis;

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The Games People Play

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In 'Th e Games People Play', Robert Ellis constructs a theology around the global cultural phenomenon of modern sport, paying particular attention to its British and American manifestations. Using historical narrative and social analysis to enter the debate on sport as religion, Ellis shows that modern sport may be said to have taken on some of the functions previously vested in organized religion. Through biblical and theological refl ection, he presents a practical theology of sport's appeal and value, with special attention to the theological concept of transcendence. Th roughout, he draws on original empirical work with sports participants and spectators.'The Games People Play' addresses issues o ften considered problematic in theological discussions of sport such as gender, race, consumerism, and the role of the modern media, as well as problems associated with excessive competition and performanceenhancing substances. As Ellis explains, "Sporting journalists o ften use religious language in covering sports events. Salvation features in many a headline, and talk of moments of redemption is not uncommon.
Perhaps, somewhere beyond the cliched hyperbole, there is some theological truth in all this a fter all".

The Games People Play by Robert Ellis was published by James Clarke & Co Ltd in November 2014 and is our 53557th best seller. The ISBN for The Games People Play is 9780718893712.

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Details for The Games People Play

Page last updated 18th May 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJames Clarke & Co Ltd (November 2014)
Number of Pages334
Thickness18 mm
Height229 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code4296783
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