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God In the stadium [electronic resource] : sports and religion in America /

Robert J. Higgs.

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Main Author: Higgs, Robert J.
Published: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2015.
Topics: Sports - Religious aspects - Christianity. | Sports - United States. | College sports - United States. | College sports - Religious aspects - Christianity. | College sports - United States. | Sports - Religious aspects - Christianity. | Sports - United States. | GAMES - Gambling - Sports. | SPORTS & RECREATION - Business Aspects. | SPORTS & RECREATION - Essays. | SPORTS & RECREATION - History. | SPORTS & RECREATION - Reference. | TRAVEL - Special Interest - Sports. | GAMES / Gambling / Sports | SPORTS & RECREATION / Business Aspects | SPORTS & RECREATION / Essays | SPORTS & RECREATION / History | SPORTS & RECREATION / Reference | TRAVEL / Special Interest / Sports | SPORTS & RECREATION / Sports Psychology
Regions: United States - Social life and customs. | United States.
Genres: Electronic books.
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Main Author: Higgs, Robert J., 1932-
Physical Description: 1 online resource (402 pages)
ISBN: 9780813158068 electronic bk.
0813158060 electronic bk.
Summary: From the worship of Michael Jordan to the downfall of O.J. Simpson, it has become clear that sports and sports heroes have assumed a role in American society far out of proportion to their traditional value. In this powerful critique of present-day American popular culture, Robert J. Higgs examines the complex and increasingly pervasive control that sports wield in shaping the national self-image. He provides a thoughtful history and analysis of how sports and religion have become intertwined and offers a stinging indictment of the sports-religion-media-education complex. Beginning with the pla.

More Details for: God In the stadium : sports and religion