*Excerpts*, Conversations, VOLUME 7

Football: A Modern American Religion? [New Book Excerpt]

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Publishers Weekly’s review notes:

Almond makes a convincing case for the theory that Americans have turned to football in order to meet spiritual needs that arose as a result of industrial and social progress.

Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto
Steve Almond

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Read an excerpt from the book, and tell us what you think…


Has football become a way for Americans to address their spiritual poverty that we face amidst the McDonaldization of society?


 

 


C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com

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