Sports and Race: A Cauldron of Theological Deliberation and Discernment

Eric D. Barreto

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2015

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

Sports invite us to the tensions that characterize our lives, the tensions that we confess are of God’s own making, even if we have injected sinful notions of superiority into God’s gift of difference. In the end, sports do not demonstrate a transcendence of difference but its embrace, even if sometimes that embrace is awkward or half-hearted or flawed or simply inadequate.

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