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Baseball as a Road to God : Seeing Beyond the Game
by John Sexton and Thomas Oliphant and Peter J. Schwartz


Overview - The president of New York University offers a love letter to America s most beloved sport and a tribute to its underlying spirituality.
For more than a decade, John Sexton has taught a wildly popular New York University course about two seemingly very different things: religion and baseball.
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Overview
The president of New York University offers a love letter to America s most beloved sport and a tribute to its underlying spirituality.
For more than a decade, John Sexton has taught a wildly popular New York University course about two seemingly very different things: religion and baseball. Yet Sexton argues that one is actually a pathway to the other.
"Baseball as a Road to God" is about touching that something that lies beyond logical understanding. Sexton illuminates the surprisingly large number of mutual concepts shared between baseball and religion: faith, doubt, conversion, miracles, and even sacredness among many others.
Structured like a game and filled with riveting accounts of baseball s most historic moments, "Baseball as Road to God" will enthrall baseball fans whatever their religious beliefs may be. In thought-provoking, beautifully rendered prose, Sexton elegantly demonstrates that baseball is more than a game, or even a national pastime: It can be a road to enlightenment."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781592408641
  • ISBN-10: 1592408648
  • Publisher: Gotham Books
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 242


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