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Sport and Spirituality by Jim Parry
Book DescriptionSport science can quantify many aspects of human performance but the spiritual dimensions of sports experience cannot be fully understood through measurement. However, the spiritual experience of sport - be it described as 'flow', 'transcendence' or the discovery of meaning and value - is central both to our basic motivation to take part in sports, and to achieving success. Sport and Spirituality: An Introduction explores these human aspects of sports experience through the perspectives of sport psychology, philosophy, ethics, theology and religious studies. It includes discussions of: * Spirituality in the postmodern era * Spirituality, health and well-being * Theistic and atheistic perspectives on sport and the spiritual * Nature and transcendence - the mystical and sublime in outdoor sport * Applied sport psychology and the existential * Spiritual perspectives on pain, suffering and destiny * Sport, the virtues, ethical development and the spirit of the game * The Olympic Games and de Coubertin's ideas of the 'religio athletae'. This groundbreaking text will be a valuable resource for students of sport and exercise studies, sports coaching, physical education and sport and health psychology. This book should be read by all those interested in the preparation, performance and well-being of athletes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415404839
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Jim Parry
Jim Parry is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Leeds University. He is former Head of the School of Philosophy at Leeds University and is co-series editor for the Routledge series Ethics and Sport. Simon Robinson is Professor of Applied and Professional Ethics, Leeds Metropolitan University. He is also Hon. Fellow in Theology at the University of Leeds. Simon Robinson is former Anglican Chaplain to the University of Leeds. Nick Watson is Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Sports Science and Psychology, York St John College of the University of Leeds. Dr Mark Nesti is Reader in Sport Psychology at York St John College of the University of Leeds.
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