Sport and spirituality: an exercise in everyday theology: Editorial

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Preece, Gordon and Hess, Rob (2009) Sport and spirituality: an exercise in everyday theology: Editorial. Interface: A Forum for Theology in the World, 11 (1). pp. 5-9. ISSN 1329-6264


The intersection between sport and spirituality has attracted unprecedented academic interest in the first decade of the twenty-first century, as a general survey of the field in this volume by Rob Hess shows. One sign of a quickening of interest in the area has been the emergence of academic conferences devoted to the theme, with one (held in the United States in 2004) generating considerable interest among the sport history community, and another (held in Great Britain in 2007) providing the impetus for the establishment of the International Journal of Religion and Sport. Other beacons have been tertiary courses devoted to the field, notably a new unit ‘Sport and Spirituality’ taught by former Olympian Richard Pengelly at the University of Western Australia, and the newly established Centre for the Study of Sport and Spirituality at York St John University in England.1

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Vol.11, no.1 title: Sport and spirituality: an exercise in everyday theology

Item type Article
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Subjects Historical > SEO Classification > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Historical > FOR Classification > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Keywords ResPubID18293, sport, spirituality, academic conferences, 21st century,
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