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God In The Stadium

Author : Robert J. Higgs
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From the worship of Michael Jordan to the downfall of O.J. Simpson, it has become clear that sports and sports heroes have assumed a role in American society far out of proportion to their traditional value. In this powerful critique of present-day American popular culture, Robert J. Higgs examines the complex and increasingly pervasive control that sports wield in shaping the national self-image. He provides a thoughtful history and analysis of how sports and religion have become intertwined and offers a stinging indictment of the sports-religion-media-education complex. Beginning with the place of sports in Puritan life, Higgs traces the contributions of various individuals and institutions to the present circumstances in which sports and religion are joined. He discusses the transfer of the Puritan ideal to the New World and then moves to the revolutionary period of the national hero and manifest destiny, through the classic period of education for a sound mind in a sound body, to the imperial phase of American supremacy. In the process of tracing this history Higgs makes clear the growing influence of "muscular" Christianity, from circuit-riding evangelists to pulpit-pounding televangelists, from Billy Sunday to Billy Graham, from the YMCA to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Finally he arrives at our present Low Roman or "bread and circuses" period in which sports simultaneously serve the purposes of entertainment, religious proselytism, distraction of the masses, and political propaganda, all under the colorful banner of Christian knighthood as seen in the stadium revivals of Billy Graham and the sporting enthusiasm of Jerry Falwell. In brief, sports and Christianity have followed similar paths. In the beginning they were nationalized, then Hellenized, then Romanized, and, in our own time, televised. The result is that spectator sports have become the reigning American religion, one sharply at odds with a traditional shepherd ethos. This well-written and innovative book makes clear the dangerous power wielded by the sports-religion-media-education complex over the minds and energies of the American people. It is a call for recognition and reevaluation of our present situation that will concern anyone interested in the future of American culture.

God of the Stadium

Author : Lisa Fluor
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The Ladies Repository

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Bibliotheca sacra

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Sociology of North American Sport

Author : D. Stanley Eitzen
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The book that set the standard for sports textbooks has been extensively revised and updated for its new eighth edition. Among the many new topical additions are elite child athletics, gambling in college sports, performance enhancement drugs, sport and nationalism after 9/11, the Beijing Olympics, Nike and other corporations, the power of media in sport, and more on minorities and on disabilities in sport.

Make Room for the Mystery of God

Author : John Paul II
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Harper Sport Omnibus Unbreakable If Cricket Is a Religion Sachin Is God Yuvi

Author : HarperCollins Publishers India
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Sporting icons Sachin, Yuvraj and Mary Kom are role models and symbols of hope for millions of Indians. The true stories behind these legends. Unbreakable: India's best known boxer, five times World Champion and an Olympic medallist, Mary Kom tells the moving and inspiring story of her life with surprising honesty. My years of hard work, the refusal to give up, pushing every boundary there was. The thrill, the joy of winning, the successes. The Olympic bronze, my most prized possession. And boxing, the sport I gave myself to. All of it is real. I was the David who took on the Goliaths in the boxing ring - and I won, most of the time.' Born to parents who were landless agricultural labourers in the state of Manipur in Northeast India, Mary's story is one of relentless struggle and unflagging passion for boxing. A childhood of hard labour prepared her body for the sport as well as any fitness training might have. Her own will and aggression carried her through the minefield of politics that any sport in India is. Nimble of foot and pulling no punches, the boxing ring was her domain. M.C. Mary Kom is not yet ready to call it a day, but here she tells her story so far, no holds barred - her tough childhood, her rebellions and how she held her own in the male world of boxing. It's all packed into this inspiring, exhilarating tale of a woman who faced impossible odds in a man's world - and won. If Cricket Is a Religion, Sachin Is God: With hundred centuries and over 34,000 runs in international cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, the highest run-getter in both Tests and ODIs, is the God of the religion called cricket. His exploits on the field have brought hope and joy to millions of fans. And yet, like God, he has his set of detractors always willing to remove him from the pedestal. In this revised and updated edition, the authors, who consider themselves fans and analysts in equal measure, follow the career of the cricketing demigod - his advent, his peak, his fall, his resurrection and, finally, his retirement. They also talk about India's sensational WC 2011 triumph and Tendulkar's decision to retire from international cricket. Armed with irrefutable statistical data, which they contextualize and analyse with rigour, the authors seek to end all debate on Tendulkar's status as the greatest cricketer of the modern era. They compare him with his peers in both forms of the game, and provide the viewpoint of experts, players and commentators, so that the reader can independently draw conclusions. And if you still don't believe that Sachin is God's gift to the world of cricket, well, God help you! Yuvi: No Indian player has captured the imagination of cricket-lovers in the way that Yuvraj Singh has over the past decade. Fiery batsman, deceptive bowler, brilliant fielder, Yuvraj has been in the news for his remarkable skills with bat and ball, his glamorous lifestyle off the field and, more recently, for his courageous battle against a life-threatening illness. In this first ever account of its kind, veteran journalist and cricket administrator Makarand Wagainkar, who has known Yuvraj practically since the day he was born, recalls the rise of the young cricketer, his early years, the tremendous highs and depressing lows in his tumultuous career. With inputs from Yuvraj's parents, his friends, peers and senior players, and written with a rare insight and affection for his subject, this is an eminently readable account of a young cricketer's life, from the earliest days to his triumphant crowning as the World Cup champion in 2011.

Atheistic Humanism and the Biblical God

Author : José María González Ruiz
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Stadium Stories

Author : Tim Hix
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Books in this series introduce readers to the five senses through simple text and vivid photographs. Each book focuses on one sense and the associated sensory organs. In "Seeing," readers learn how they use their eyes to see, how to keep their eyes safe, how some people wear glasses to see better, and how some people do not see at all.

God s Coach

Author : Skip Bayless
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Who is Tom Landry? The great football coach whose tireless efforts on behalf of Christian causes led Billy Graham to hail him as "like a John the Baptist to me"? Or the distant, befuddled figure who would send in goal-line plays at midfield, blame others whenever his team lost, and whose players called him "steely," "cold-blooded," and "a liar"? God's Coach is a scathing look at the football franchise that dared to all itself America's Team, and the coach whose Christian charity extended to strangers everywhere, but rarely spoke to the players who labored under him. Skip Bayless, the controversial columnist for the Dallas Times Herald, strips away the image created by the most powerful PR machine in sports and takes a sharp, clear-eyed look at the men behind it. Why was this coach and celebrated motivational speaker wholly unable to motivate his team? Why did a man so dedicated to spreading the word of God's love have to rule through fear? Skip Bayless deflates the myths and punctures the self-importance in which the Cowboys wrapped themselves for nearly thirty years. We see the team president who ruled like an owner despite controlling only 3 percent of the team; the Draftmaster who, according to his chief scout, did not study film and "never learned the details of the game"; the star quarterback who never said a word against his coach publicly, but who changed Landry's call on virtually every important play during his career. Bayless shares with us the words and views of insiders who are finally willing to break their silence, including former players, front-office personnel, assistant coaches, and the men who owned the team. He paints an unforgettable portrait of a man reveling in his image as God's chosen football coach, but also trapped by it--unwilling to confess error or share responsibility, unable to change or adapt to change, either in his team's personnel or in the game itself. He shows us the Landry who reserved his highest praise for those who played despite injuries, leading players to take dangerous painkillers before games; who seemed oblivious to the shady dealing and immoral and illegal escapades of those all around him; and who devoted large chunks of his time to speaking before Christian groups, but far less to coaching and planning than NFL coaches. And in the final, spectacular irony, Bayless shows how Jerry Jones's solution to what even Tex Schramm recognized as "the Landry problem" freed Landry to become his image--to be God's Coach without burden of actually coaching. As entertaining as it is revealing, as thoughtful as it is though provoking, God' Coach is compelling reading, a stunning experience for anyone who embraced the myths of The Man in the Hat.--From jacket flap.

The Stadium

Author : Adrian Wilson
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The Stadium and the City

Author : John Bale
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Is the stadium a "prison", a "garden" or a "theatre" and do they contribute economically to the areas where they are built? This book explores the stadium as the principal container of the modern urban crowd as it draws on examples from Europe, North America and China.

Ann Arbor Michigan City Directory

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Jan. 2003- : "7 directories in 1: section 1: alphabetical section; section 2: business section; section 3: telephone number section; section 4: street guide; section 5: map section; section 6: movers & shakers; section 7: demographic summary."

Miracle in Shreveport

Author : David Benham
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Twin brothers David and Jason Benham grew up with big dreams of baseball and an even bigger trust in God. Though they attended a small high school with no baseball field, turned down a professional offer so they could attend college together, and faced more than one missed pitch and injuries, they kept dreaming, praying together on the field, and believing in God’s provision for their lives. David and Jason’s journey, from Little League to college to professional baseball and beyond, reminds us that even when we don’t know what God is up to, He’s putting together the pieces of our life’s puzzle and executing the plans He has for each of us. Miracle in Shreveport tells the story of a family’s love, the power of prayer, and a game that is truly all-American. It is also the story of brotherhood staying strong, despite the threat of comparison in a profession committed to competition. Most of all, it is the story of being faithful in small steps, honoring God in the process, and trusting His hand in our lives. In this book, the Benhams call us to remember that when we follow God’s dream for us, we find it is better than we could have ever dreamed for ourselves.

Dictionary Catalog of the Dance Collection

Author : New York Public Library. Dance Collection
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Empowered by God

Author : Nancy Milsk
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The Ladies Repository

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Stadium Concerts Review

Author : New York Philharmonic
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Church of God Evangel

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The Me God Sees

Author : Roberta Kuhne
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