Christian Enthusiasm: Can the Olympic Flame Kindle the Fire of Christianity?

Wolfgang Vondey

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2003

Issue: Icons of Culture (Vol. 23, No 3, Summer, 2003)

As the epitome of sport, the Olympic Games model a kind of “religious” enthusiasm that has massive and magic appeal. Closer examination, however, reveals overwhelming difference between the enthusiasm of the Olympiad and the enthusiasm of the Spirit—a difference that is essential to the Christian gospel.

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