Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Christian Culture Lecture Series / Olympism, and Sport as a Religion / Dr Jim Parry (Leeds/Charles University, Prague)

Friday, March 3, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Gerald Schwartz School of Business, Schwartz 205
Event Type: Lecture

Modern sport was invented in the context and image of liberal democracy, which is itself an expression of the moral and theological universalism at the heart of the Judeo-Christian tradition. These moral, political and religious foundations are often ‘hidden’ within the social practices and the social institutions that constitute those opportunities for expression that are available to us all in our contemporary everyday lives. Since often ‘hidden’, they are also often forgotten, and this is the source of corruption, lack of integrity, and loss of opportunity for the expression of our spiritualityThe task of the second lecture is to build on this understanding of sport, and to show how ethics and politics, as well as religiosity and spirituality, are ‘recovered’ and re-presented in the philosophy of Olympism, which sees in sport a potential and an aptness for transcendence, and for the salvational development of human beings. Dr Jim Parry is Professor at the University of Leeds (UK) and at Department of Philosophy, History and Sociology at Charles University in Prague. He is a Professor of the Philosophy of Sport

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 

Start Your Journey