Sport, spirituality and Protestantism: A historical overview

Parker, Andrew ORCID: 0000-0001-6842-3067 and Weir, J S (2012) Sport, spirituality and Protestantism: A historical overview. Theology, 115 (4). pp. 253-265. doi:10.1177/0040571X12440921

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How, we might ask, are sport and religion connected? The truth is that, in Britain at least, these two cultural practices share a good deal of common ground primarily as a consequence of the role of Protestantism in the development of sport in Victorian times. Recent years have witnessed an increasing amount of academic discussion and debate around the sport–religion relationship. What this article aims to do is to map out the key historical features of this relationship while providing insight into the ways in which the Protestant Church continues to pursue sport as a form of outreach and ministry.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: muscular Christianity religion spirituality sport sports ministry
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 14:41
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:10

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