Spirituality and sport

Authored by: Simon Robinson

The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138214675
eBook ISBN: 9781315445489
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This essay explores spirituality and sport in three broad areas. First, it looks at sport as civic religion and generic spirituality in which sport provides significant and holistic meaning. Second, it examines some of the critical issues in sport and spirituality, including critiques of the concept of spirituality, issues to do with negative ends of spirituality, and religion and sport. Finally, it examines the use of spiritual techniques in sport, noting the different ends these can be used for.

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