God in the Stadium: Sports and Religion in America

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University Press of Kentucky
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Contents

From Sabbath Bans to Super Sunday
1
The Old Knight in the New World
22
Revolutionary Heroes and Fighting Parsons
36
The Acrobatic Christianity of the Early Frontier
53
The Soul of American Knighthood
73
The Consecration of College Sports
100
Manliness Moves West
120
Playful Alternatives
145
Cloning West Point on the American Campus
208
Symbols of the Union of Caesar and Christ
229
Power in the Sweat
246
Field Generals of the Crusade
262
Power in the Tube
286
The Knight and the Shepherd
309
Works Cited
334
Index
359

Sportianity versus Mountainity
167
Builders of Character and the YMCA
189

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