From Season to Season: Sports as American Religion
Joseph L. Price
Mercer University Press, 2001 - Social Science - 240 pages
In From Season to Season: Sports as American Religion, nine scholars of religion and theology explore the relationship between religion and sports in American popular culture and the role of sports as religion.
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Page 31 - Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage ; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Page 24 - I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day- and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
Page 24 - For bodily exercise profiteth little : but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.