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Baseball as A Road to God

Seeing Beyond the Game
Sexton, John (Book - 2013 )
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Applying to the secular activity of baseball a form of inquiry usually reserved for the study of religion, Sexton explores common ground between the game and what we all recognize as religion: sacred places and time, faith and doubt, blessings and curses, and more.
Authors: Sexton, John
Title: Baseball as a road to God
seeing beyond the game
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2013.
Characteristics: xiv, 242 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Contents: The Knothole gang
First inning : sacred space and sacred time
Second inning : faith
Third inning : doubt
Fourth inning : conversion
Fifth inning : miracles
Sixth inning : blessings and curses
Seventh inning : saints and sinners
Seventh-inning stretch
Eighth inning : community
Ninth inning : nostalgia (and the myth of the eternal return)
The clubhouse.
Summary: Applying to the secular activity of baseball a form of inquiry usually reserved for the study of religion, Sexton explores common ground between the game and what we all recognize as religion: sacred places and time, faith and doubt, blessings and curses, and more.
Local Note: 15 33 53 56 76 112 118 133 138 150 152 210 211 216 222 231 243 244 263 268
Additional Contributors: Schwartz, Peter J.
Oliphant, Thomas
ISBN: 1592407544
9781592407545
Statement of Responsibility: John Sexton with Thomas Oliphant and Peter J. Schwartz ; [foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin]
Bibliography: Includes filmography (p. 226), bibliographical references (p. [223]-226) and index.
Subject Headings: Baseball Religious aspects Christianity.
Topical Term: Baseball
LCCN: 2012029685
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Apr 02, 2013
  • emily8 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

unnecessarily complicated - path is all inclusive - not recommended

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