Item description for The Faith of 50 Million: Baseball, Religion, and American Culture by Evans...
Overview This volume features essays by religion scholars who analyze the relation of baseball and theology in American culture. Topics include issues of national identity, baseball and civil religion, baseball as a metaphor and more.
"The Faith of 50 Million" features essays by religion scholars who analyze the relationship between baseball and theology in American culture. Topics include the sense of national identity, baseball and civil religion, "saints and sinners," baseball and the American Dream with regard to racial integration, women and baseball, baseball as metaphor, and baseball as spiritual autobiography. Readers will love this fascinating intersection of baseball, race, American civil religion, and contemporary sports culture.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Faith of 50 Million: Baseball, Religion, and American Culture by Evans has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Choice - 11/01/2002 page 486
Library Journal - 04/15/2002 page 92
Christian Century - 06/05/2002 page 36
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.03" Width: 6.01" Height: 0.76" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664223052 ISBN13 9780664223052
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More About Evans
Tony Evans, the first African American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, is senior pastor of the 7,000-member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and president of The Urban Alternative, a national organization that seeks to bring about spiritual renewal in urban America. His radio broadcast, The Alternative, can be heard on more than 500 stations daily worldwide. Lois Evans, his wife, best friend, and longtime collaborator, is the coauthor of several books and has recorded two albums. They have four children and six grandchildren.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Faith of 50 Million: Baseball, Religion, and American Culture?
Thank God for Baseball Nov 5, 2007
I expected a review of the phenomenon of baseball in American culture. What I didn't expect was good scholarship and fine theological reflection! Both are there. The essays are wonderful and examine the parallels between Christianity and baseball from the perspectives of history, ethics, and hope. Read it before your next trip to the ball park!