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The Parallel of Modern-Day Sport to Religion: An Analysis of How Society Has Transformed Sport into a Spiritual Practice

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Sport has become a growing phenomenon in our society and is one of the most prominent customs of prevalent culture throughout the world. Religion, on the other hand, has always been very prevalent throughout the world and has been the foundation of the world. We as a society have shaped sports to be a form of religious devotion. The manifestations of traditional religion that are seen in the chapel are comparable to those seen in the stadium. The extreme fandom that we see as well as the rituals and formal procedures that are performed before, during and after sporting events resemble those performed for religious purposes. This paper takes an in-depth look into some of the research into the connection between sport and religion as it takes the definition of religion and then compares it with sport.
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Williams, Coron (author)
Hicks, Derek S (committee chair)
Ilesanmi, Simeon (committee member)
Leonard, Bill (committee member)
date
2014-07-10T08:35:34Z (accessioned)
2014-07-10T08:35:34Z (available)
2014 (issued)
degree
Liberal Studies (MALS) (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/39285 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
The Parallel of Modern-Day Sport to Religion: An Analysis of How Society Has Transformed Sport into a Spiritual Practice
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Thesis

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