Higgs, Robert J.. (2015) God In the stadiumsports and religion in America Lexington : University Press of Kentucky,MLA Citation
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God In the stadium [electronic resource] : sports and religion in America /
Robert J. Higgs.
|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.