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God In The Stadium

Author : Robert J. Higgs
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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 place of sports in Puritan life, Higgs traces the contributions of various individuals and institutions to the present circumstances in which sports and religion are joined. He discusses the transfer of the Puritan ideal to the New World and then moves to the revolutionary period of the national hero and manifest destiny, through the classic period of education for a sound mind in a sound body, to the imperial phase of American supremacy. In the process of tracing this history Higgs makes clear the growing influence of "muscular" Christianity, from circuit-riding evangelists to pulpit-pounding televangelists, from Billy Sunday to Billy Graham, from the YMCA to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Finally he arrives at our present Low Roman or "bread and circuses" period in which sports simultaneously serve the purposes of entertainment, religious proselytism, distraction of the masses, and political propaganda, all under the colorful banner of Christian knighthood as seen in the stadium revivals of Billy Graham and the sporting enthusiasm of Jerry Falwell. In brief, sports and Christianity have followed similar paths. In the beginning they were nationalized, then Hellenized, then Romanized, and, in our own time, televised. The result is that spectator sports have become the reigning American religion, one sharply at odds with a traditional shepherd ethos. This well-written and innovative book makes clear the dangerous power wielded by the sports-religion-media-education complex over the minds and energies of the American people. It is a call for recognition and reevaluation of our present situation that will concern anyone interested in the future of American culture.

God of the Stadium

Author : Lisa Fluor
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The Ladies Repository

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Bibliotheca sacra

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Construction of the District of Columbia Stadium and Matters Related Thereto

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Rules and Administration
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God Made F n Easy

Author : Dr Jol
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We all know that, to understand the Bible fully, takes scholars years and years of study, research, and hermeneutics (the science and art of Biblical interpretation). Herewith, what I've attempted to do, and I pray that the endeavor comes across successfully, is to select key ideas that God has given us in his Word and show what they mean to me and what they have done in my life. If the Bible contains hidden messages can we be blamed for not finding them? Can our sins be held against us if we fail to wrongly interpret the secrets, mysteries, and covert communications given to us by God? But then again, our civil laws do just that; ignorance is no excuse.

District of Columbia Stadium Riot

Author : District of Columbia. Special Committee on Group Activities
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Anacostia River Construction and Operation of Proposed Stadium

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Sociology of North American Sport

Author : D. Stanley Eitzen
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The book that set the standard for sports textbooks has been extensively revised and updated for its new eighth edition. Among the many new topical additions are elite child athletics, gambling in college sports, performance enhancement drugs, sport and nationalism after 9/11, the Beijing Olympics, Nike and other corporations, the power of media in sport, and more on minorities and on disabilities in sport.

God s Coach

Author : Skip Bayless
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“No football fan will want to miss this one.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “A searing character study…a breathless, can’t-put-it-down read.” —LOS ANGELES TIMES “As savvy, dirt-dishing expose.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS From nationally-acclaimed journalist and ESPN commentator Skip Bayless, the newly updated eBook edition of the classic bestseller GOD'S COACH. First published in 1990, this unforgettable expose tears the metallic blue shine off the legendary star, revealing the truth about ‘America’s Team’ and its beloved head coach Tom Landry, whose much-regaled Christian charity extended to strangers everywhere, yet stopped short of the team who labored under him. From the hangover that led Jerry Jones to buy the team, to the wild ride of the Staubach era, Bayless strips away the image of the team created by the most powerful PR machine in sports, revealed by insiders willing to break their silence. Packed with unparalleled insight into one of the most storied franchises in the history of sports, GOD'S COACH is a compelling revelation about a corrupt football franchise that dared call itself America’s Team. Skip Bayless appears daily as the host of ESPN’s First Take; his commentary appears regularly on A former columnist for the Dallas Morning News, DALLAS TIMES HERALD, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, and SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, and sportswriter for the LOS ANGELES TIMES and MIAMI HERALD. In addition to GOD'S COACH, he is the author of THE BOYS and HELL-BENT.

Make Room for the Mystery of God

Author : John Paul II
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With God on their Side

Author : Timothy Chandler
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'Sport' and 'religion' are cultural institutions with a global reach. Each is characterised by ritualised performance and by the ecstatic devotion of its followers, whether in the sports arena or the cathedral of worship. This fascinating collection is the first to examine, in detail, the relationship between these two cultural institutions from an international, religiously pluralistic perspective. It illuminates the role of sport and religion in the social formation of collective groups, and explores how sport might operate in the service of a religious community. The book offers a series of cutting-edge contemporary historical case-studies, wide-ranging in their social and religious contexts. It presents important new work on the following fascinating topics: * sport and Catholicism in Northern Ireland * Shinto and sumo in Japan * women, sport and the American Jewish identity * religion, race and rugby in South Africa * sport and Islam in France and North Africa * sport and Christian fundamentalism in the US * Muhammad Ali and the Nation of Islam. With God on their Side is vital reading for all students of the history, sociology and culture of sport. It also presents important new research material that will be of interest to religious studies students, historians and anthropologists.

Atheistic Humanism and the Biblical God

Author : José María González Ruiz
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Stadium Stories

Author : Tim Hix
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Veteran publicist Tim Hix takes Georgia fans through the highs and lows of Bulldog football in this book of stories, photos, and anecdotes.

The Stadium

Author : Adrian Wilson
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Gospel in the Stadium

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What is the relevance of a church in any neighborhood that the neighbors do not feel her presence? How can a church be surrounded by unbelievers and yet they do not even feel its presence? The book, Gospel in the Stadium, may be a serious parable for many of our churches; yet, it is a clarion call for us to engage in paradigm shift from what has become a tradition that must not be broken. Sports have become serious gods that some people worship on Sundays, and it may continue to grow given the forces of economics behind them. The media of all types are involved. The author has provided ideas as to how we can make good use of sports to share the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ. I fully recommend this book for all our pastors, youth leaders, men and women leaders who will find the contents helpful in organizing sporting activities in the local churches.

Football and Philosophy

Author : Michael W. Austin
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Football and Philosophy: Going Deep investigates many of the issues surrounding the nation's biggest sport. From a review of the flaws of the Bowl Championship Series, to a study of the violence inherent in the game, to an examination of Vince Lombardi's views on winning, the essays in this collection tackle the moral and philosophical principles behind gridiron competition. The result is an insightful, humorous, and original book that will engage all fans of the game.

Ann Arbor Michigan City Directory

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Jan. 2003- : "7 directories in 1: section 1: alphabetical section; section 2: business section; section 3: telephone number section; section 4: street guide; section 5: map section; section 6: movers & shakers; section 7: demographic summary."

The Stadium and the City

Author : John Bale
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Is the stadium a "prison", a "garden" or a "theatre" and do they contribute economically to the areas where they are built? This book explores the stadium as the principal container of the modern urban crowd as it draws on examples from Europe, North America and China.

Dictionary Catalog of the Dance Collection

Author : New York Public Library. Dance Collection
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