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To play or to pray?
To play or to pray? The YMCA question in the United Kingdom and the United States, 1850-1900, William J Baker, International Journal of the the History of Sport, No 1, 1994, pp 42-62

Discipline, Sport, and the Religion of Winners
Paul on Running to Win the Prize, I Corinthians 9:24-27, Brian Brock

Revival as cultural spotlight: The strange case of Rugby Football and the Welsh Revival of 1904-05
Dominic Erdozain, in eds. Kate Cooper and Jeremy Gregory, Revival and Resurgence in Christian History, Studies in Church History, volume 44 (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2008), pp. 275-285

Chariots of Fire: bigotry, manhood and moral certitude in an age of individualism
Ellis Cashmore, Sport In SocietyVol. 11, No. 2/3. March/May 2008,159-173

Collegiate Sports Chaplaincy: Problems and Promise
Steven Walker, Lars Dzikus, Robin Hardin, Journal of issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 2008, 1, 107-123

Common Ground?: Sport and the Church
Common Ground?: Sport and the Church, David Oakley The Bible in Transmission

‘I will Not Cease from Mental Fight’?: Sport and the Protestant Work Ethic
Dominic Erdozain, The Bible in Transmission

Playing and praying, sport and spirit. The forms and functions of prayer in sports
Joseph L Price, International Journal of Religion and Sport, Volume 1, 2009, Pages 55-80

Sport, Disability and the Olympics
An Exploration of the Status and Prophetic Role of the Special Olympic Movement in Light of London 2012

The Collegiate Sports Chaplain: Kindred or Alien?,
Waller, S., Dzikus, L. and Hardin, R., Chaplaincy Today 2010, 26, 1: 16-26.

Towards a theology of sport
Sean P Kealy, Doctrine and Life 38, September 1988

'Favourite Pew or Seat? Sabbath Beliefs as a barrier to Sporting Event Attendance on Sunday
A Congregational Study', Waller, S.N., Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, 2009, : 21, 2: 1-15.

Christianity, Sport and Disability:

A once in a lifetime opportunity:

The Meanings of Sport

Strength of Religious Faith

C. S. Lewis at the 2012 London Olympics: Reflections on Pride and Humility
Practical Theology, Vol. 5.2 August 2012, 153-168

Faith and Sport Revival in Britain

Re-envisioning the Olympic Games

Paul at the Races
Paula Fredriksen, Bible Review 2002, 18 (3) 12, 42

The Churches and the Olympics
D Cornick, Theology, 2012, 115 (4): 266-272

Paul’s ‘Cutting’ Remarks about a Race

Sport as Liturgy: Towards a radical Orthodoxy of Sport – Andrew Edgar

Question of Sport and Incarnational Theology – Graham Ward

Does Sport Build Character?
A Progress Report on a Victorian Idea - Dominic Erdozain

Authority in Sport – Victor Lee Austin

Sport and Spirituality
Mastery and Failure in Sporting Lives - Richard Hutch

John Paul ll’s Interpretation of I Corinthians 9:24-27
A Paradigm for a Christian Ethic of Sport – John White

Revs and Psychos
Richard Gamble, Denise M. Hill, and Andrew Parker, JOURNAL OF APPLIED SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, 249-264,2013

On being a living contradiction: the struggle of an elite intercollegiate Christian coach
Gregg Bennett, Michael Sagas, David Fleming and Sean von Roenn

Journal of Disability & Religion
Volume 18, Issue 1, 2014

Latest score
Latest score: Liverpool 20, Manchester United 10 by, D Gibson. Issue 44 of Ministry Today, September 2008

Catholics and Sport
An Historical and Theological Overview and Contemporary Implications, Patrick Kelly, SJ, Seattle University

More than a Game: A Theology of Sport
Jeremy R. Treat, Themelios 40.3 (2015): 392-403

Christianity, Boxing, and Mixed Martial Arts
Reflections on Morality, Vocation, and Well-Being, Nick Watson and Brian Brock, JRS, Vol 17 (2015), 1-22

Sport, Celebrity and Religion: Christianity, Morality and the Tebow Phenomenon
Andrew Parker, and Nick J Watson,Studies in World Christianity,2015, 21(3) Pp: 223-238

Sacramentally Imagining Sports as a Form of Worship: Reappraising Sport as a Gesture of God
John Bentley White, Sport, Ethics and Philosophy ,Volume 12, 2018 Pages 94-114

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