Global Perspectives on Sports and Christianity

Global Perspectives on Sports and Christianity

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This book provides a major contribution to the religious and theological study of sport. It explores the dialectical relationship between sport and Christianity across diverse global cultures, extending beyond a Western perspective of Christianity. It contains contributions from leading experts within the field to provide ethnographic, theoretical and theological reflections on sport in Africa, Australasia, Asia and Europe. Its chapters also examine violent sports such as boxing and mixed martial arts from a Christian standpoint, as well as reflecting on sporting celebrity and the theology of disability more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138828521
  • 9781138828520

About Dr. Afe Adogame

Dr. Afe Adogame is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies and World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Dr Nick Watson is Senior Lecturer in Sport, Culture and Religion at York St John University, UK. Andrew Parker is Professor of Sport and Christian Outreach and Director of the Centre for Sport, Spirituality and Religion (CSSR) in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University of Gloucestershire (UoG), more

Table of contents

Introduction Afe Adogame, Nick Watson and Andrew Parker Part 1: Non-Western Perspectives on Sport and Christianity 1. Interreligious Football: Christianity, African Tradition, and the Religion of Football in South Africa David Chidester 2. The Interplay between Sport and Religion in South Korea Jung Woo Lee 3. Playing and Praying in the Premiership: African Footballers and Public Display of Beliefs Abel Ugba 4. The Church and Fifa World Cup in Ghana: A Gender Perspective Rose Mary Amenga-Etego 5. Encountering the Ethnoreligious Other Through Sport: Discourses with the Interfaith FC in Kaduna, Nigeria Corey Williams 6. Come on now Boys and Girls, Shake it up for Jesus! Gospel Music as Sports and Entertainment among the Youth in Kenya Damaris Parsitau 7. Women in Sports: Intercultural Dynamics Phuti Mogase 8. Religion and Sports: Assessing Indigenous Religious Pathways to becoming a successful Footballer in Ghana Harry Agbanu Part 2: Western Perspectives on Sport and Christianity 9. Christianity in the Sports Film Sean Crosson 10. Christianity, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Nick Watson and Brian Brock 11. Sport, Celebrity and Religion Andrew Parker 12. Sport, Competition and Christianity Grant Jarvie 13. Sport in Northern Ireland: Reflecting, Reinforcing and Reinventing Identities Drew Gibson 14. Sectarianism in Australian Sport: Mapping the Terrain Robert Hess and Gordon Preece 15. A Sporting Chance - Opportunities presented through a Dialogue between Disability Theology and Sport John Swinton and Cris Gangemi 16. Sport and Religion in German Research: A Tentative Overview of Approaches and Trajectories Frieder Ludwig 17. Religion, Sport and the Hillsborough Football Disaster, 1989 Bishop James Jones 18. From Sin to a Gift from God: An Analysis of Attitudes to Sport among Norwegian Protestants during the 20th Century Nils Martinius Justvik Conclusion Afe Adogame, Nick Watson, Andrew Parkershow more