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dc.contributorWatson, Nick J.
dc.contributorParker, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-27T06:06:04Z
dc.date.available2019-10-27T06:06:04Z
dc.date.created2018-04-28 23:10
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifieroai:ray.yorksj.ac.uk:832
dc.identifierWatson, Nick J. and Parker, Andrew, eds. (2015) Sports, religion and disability. Routledge
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/2108321
dc.description.abstractThis ground-breaking book provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between sports (and leisure), religion and disability. In the shadow of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, at which athletes that were both able-bodied and disabled, provided an extravaganza of sporting excellence and drama, this text is a timely and important synthesis of ideas that have emerged in two previously distinct areas of research: (i) ‘disability sport’ and (ii) the ‘theology of disability’. Many of the elite athletes at this global sporting mega-event often explicitly displayed their religious beliefs, and in turn their importance in the context of sport, by observing different religious rituals, and or, utilising the multi-faith sports chaplaincy service. This raises a whole range of unanswered questions with regard to the intersections between sports, religion and disability, which to-date has been under- researched. Examples of subjects addressed in this text include: elite physical disability sport--Paralympics; intellectual disability sport--Special Olympics; reflections on the illness narrative of the cyclist Lance Armstrong through the lens of the theology of ‘radical orthodoxy’; the application of biblical athletic metaphors in understanding modern conceptions of disability sport; the role of sport and spirituality in the rehabilitation of injured British Military personnel, and; the importance of sports and leisure in L’Arche communities. This book begins a critical conversation on these topics, and many others, for both researchers and practitioners.
dc.publisherRoutledge
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dc.titleSports, religion and disability
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