Postures of Prophetic Action in American Sports

  • Joseph L. PriceEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies book series (BRIEFSRESTU)


There are two kinds of civil religion for which sports serve as a denomination. The priestly kind features testimonies of faith by athletes and celebrates devotion to sports as religious behavior. In the prophetic kind athletes challenge the status quo by using the public platform of sports to decry the roots of injustice. This chapter, a response to the previous chapters, commends the analyses of prophetic dimensions of sports that are introduced by the contributors to this book.


Civil religion Racism Capitalism Injustice Meritocracy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Whittier CollegeWhittierUSA

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