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Title:
If Christ came to the Olympics
Author:
Baker, William J. (William Joseph), 1938-
Publication Information:
Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xii, 84 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780868405797
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV721.5 .B354 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

If Christ came to the Olympics, what would He see? What would He hear? What would He think of the modern Games? And what would be His response?


Table of Contents

Christine Alexander
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
1 Bringing Christ to the Olympics--An exercise in imaginationp. 1
2 Gods and games--Religious aspects of the modern Olympicsp. 9
3 Good games--Affirming the athletic pleasures of the fleshp. 23
4 The powers and the glory--Going for gold and other false godsp. 43
5 Prime time proselytes--Evangelicals at the Olympicsp. 57
6 Concluding the Games--Faith from start to finishp. 71
Notesp. 75
Indexp. 83

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