Sport and Spirituality
An Introduction (Ethics and Sport)
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|Format:||Hardback, 280 pages|
|Other Information: ||1 black & white tables, 1 black & white line drawings|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 23 August 2007|
Sport science can quantify many aspects of human performance but the spiritual dimensions of sports experience cannot be fully understood through measurement. However, the spiritual experience of sport - be it described as 'flow', 'transcendence' or the discovery of meaning and value - is central both to our basic motivation to take part in sports, and to achieving success."Sport and Spirituality: An Introduction" explores these human aspects of sports experience through the perspectives of sport psychology, philosophy, ethics, theology and religious studies. It includes discussions of: Spirituality in the postmodern era; Spirituality, health and well-being; Theistic and atheistic perspectives on sport; the spiritual Nature and transcendence - the mystical and sublime in outdoor sport; Applied sport psychology and the existential Spiritual perspectives on pain, suffering and destiny; Sport, the virtues, ethical development and the spirit of the game; the Olympic Games and de Coubertin's ideas of the 'religio athletae'. This groundbreaking text will be a valuable resource for students of sport and exercise studies, sports coaching, physical education and sport and health psychology. This book should be read by all those interested in the preparation, performance and well-being of athletes.
Table of Contents
Dedications Acknowledgements Foreword - Shirl Hoffman Introduction - Jim Parry and Simon Robinson Section 1 Sport and Spirituality Chapter 1 Spirituality: a story so far. - Simon Robinson Chapter 2 Spirituality: a Working Definition. - Simon Robinson Chapter 3 The Spiritual Journey - Simon Robinson Section 2 Religion and Sport Chapter 4 'Winning at all Costs' in Modern Sport: Reflections on Pride and Humility in the Writings of C.S. Lewis - Nick J. Watson and John White Chapter 5 Muscular Christianity in the Modern Age: "Winning for Christ" or "Playing for Glory"? - Nick J. Watson Chapter 6 Nature and Transcendence: The Mystical and Sublime in Extreme Sports - Nick J. Watson Section 3 Existential Psychology and Sport Chapter 7 The spirit of sport: an existential psychology perspective - Mark Nesti Chapter 8 Persons and players: a psychological perspective - Mark Nesti Chapter 9 Suffering, sacrifice, sport psychology and the spirit - Mark Nesti Section 4 Ethics, Olympism and Spirituality Chapter 10 Spirituality, Sport and Virtues - Simon Robinson Chapter 11 Sport, Ethos and Education - Jim Parry Chapter 12 The 'Religio Athletae', Olympism and Peace - Jim Parry Notes on Contributors Bibliography Index
About the Author
Jim Parry is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Leeds University. He is former Head of the School of Philosophy at Leeds University and is co-series editor for the Routledge series Ethics and Sport.
Simon Robinson is Professor of Applied and Professional Ethics, Leeds Metropolitan University. He is also Hon. Fellow in Theology at the University of Leeds. Simon Robinson is former Anglican Chaplain to the University of Leeds.
Nick Watson is Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Sports Science and Psychology, York St John College of the University of Leeds.
Dr Mark Nesti is Reader in Sport Psychology at York St John College of the University of Leeds.
"This is a book most notable for the broad range of ideas it offers, featuring sports psychology, sports sociology, and professional and religious ethics. The author's attempts to define 'spirituality, ' within the context of sport and beyond, are especially appealing." -- Christianity Today, February 2010
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