Sports Fandom: Worthless Idol and Wonderful Thing

Rolf A. Jacobson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2015

Issue: Sports (Vol. 35, No 4, Fall, 2015)

When thinking about the spectacle of sports fandom in light of the Bible, two assertions immediately come to mind. First, sports have become—for much of North American or Western society—an idol. Second, sports have also co-opted many aspects of the life of faith. These two immediate perspectives are so obvious that one is left to wonder whether there is anything more to say about sports in light of the Bible. Maybe there is.

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