Sport and Spirituality An Introduction
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Description: P Sport and Exercise Science can measure many aspects of human performance but the spiritual dimensions of sport experience are less easily quantifiable. The spiritual experience of sport be it described as flow, transcendence or simply deep personal satisfaction is central both to achieving success and to our basic motivation to take part in sports. /P P /P P Exploring these human aspects of the sport experience through the perspectives of sport psychology, philosophy, ethics and religious studies, this valuable and broad-ranging text includes: /P P /P UL LI introduction to Spirituality in the postmodern era /LI LI spirituality, health and wellbeing /LI LI theistic and atheistic perspectives on sport and the spiritual /LI LI nature and transcendence the mystical and sublime in outdoor sport /LI LI sport and the Existential applied sport psychology /LI LI suffering and Destiny spiritual perspectives on pain and mental toughness /LI LI sport and the Virtues ethical and moral development in the spirit of the game /LI LI the Olympics de Coubertins religion of athletics. /LI /UL P /P P Written by leading authors in the field, this groundbreaking and provocative text is likely to inspire much debate, making it the excellent choice for students of sport studies, sports coaching, sport and health psychology. It is also essential reading for those interested in the preparation, performance and wellbeing of athletes. /P
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Copyright year: 2007
Publication date: 10/11/2007
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Mark Nesti is Reader in Sport Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. He has worked as a consultant sport psychologist with four English Premier League football clubs, and is currently employed by Chelsea FC.
|List of contributors|
|Sport and spirituality|
|Spirituality: a story so far|
|Spirituality: a working definition|
|The spiritual journey|
|Religion and sport|
|'Winning at all costs' in modern sport: reflections on pride and humility in the writings of C.S. Lewis|
|Muscular Christianity in the modern age: 'winning for Christ' or 'playing for glory'?|
|Nature and transcendence: the mystical and sublime in extreme sports|
|Existential psychology and sport|
|The spirit of sport: an existential psychology perspective|
|Persons and players: a psychological perspective|
|Suffering, sacrifice, sport psychology and the spirit|
|Ethics, Olympism and spirituality|
|Spirituality, sport and virtues|
|Sport, ethos and education|
|The religio athletae, Olympism and peace|