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Lecture 37

SEP 271 Lecture Notes - Lecture 37: Protestant Work Ethic, Gender Role, Promise Keepers


Department
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Course Code
SEP 271
Professor
Alexander Sturges
Lecture
37

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SEP 271
CRITICAL VIEWS ABOUT SPORT-AS- RELIGION
Sport does not fulfill key functions of religion
Purpose of life on earth
What happens after death
Sport as a folk religion Baseball, not sport in general
RELIGION USES SPORTS
Church-sponsored recreation
Religious leaders embrace sport
Sport as a metaphor
Church colleges and universities
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS AND SPORTS
Nondenominational religious organizations: “Sportianity”
Coaches and athletes as members
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Religion and professional sports organizations
Groups and events
http://www.sportsspectrum.com/
http://www.fca.org/ http://athletesinaction.org/
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS AND SPORTS
Sport and religion publications
Missionary work of churches and sport
Recruit new church members
Religious evangelizing by athletes and coaches
THE PROMISE KEEPERS
Fast-growing religious movement in 1990s
Started by University of Colorado head football coach
Uses sport symbolically to spread ideologies
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