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Thursday, 28 January 2010

A bibliography on a Christian approach to sport

A bibliography on a Christian approach to sport
John Byl and Tom Visker Physical education, sport and wellness: [Sioux Center, IA] : Dordt College Press, 1999.

  • The Bible and the body: a Biblical perspective on health and physical education / John Cooper
  • The Incarnation and the flesh / Bud Williams
  • Somatospiritual model: a biomechanist looks at the Bible / Brian W. Bergemann
  • Transforming wellness: linking spiritual concepts to personal health / Timothy J. Voss
  • Spirituality and wellness: student perspectives / John Byl
  • Attitudes of member institutions of the Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities (USA) towards required health and fitness courses in the core curriculum / Allison J. McFarland
  • Developing an aim-centered K-12 physical education program based on Christian tenets / Marvin A. Zuidema
  • Leadership theory as it applies to academic work / Beth A. Easter and Dale E. Gibson
  • Sport education: more necessary than ever / James Timmer, Sr.
  • Intentional integration of scripture into the study of sport sociology / Allison J. McFarland
  • Christian sports and leisure: oxymoron or redundancy? / Carl E. Zylstra
  • We coach "Play the whistle" but what happens when the whistle breaks? / Gregory Gidman and David Turkington
  • Sport ethics via Thoreau / Douglas Hochstetler
  • A reflection on the moral value of interscholastic athletes / Calvin P. Van Reken
  • Pressure to win? But I'm a Christian coach at a Christian college / Karol Hunt
  • Moral reasoning: what is it and how it is best accomplished in the classroom and gymnasium / Sharon K. Stoll
  • The effects of religiosity, education and experience on the moral reasoning levels of NCAA division III male head athletic directors / James R. Timmer, Jr.
  • Senior student's perspectives on physical education and sport / Murray W. Hall
  • Calvinism and Mennonites :a pilot study on SPEPHERDing Christianity and sport in Canada / John Byl
  • A contrast between physical activity in the early church and muscular Christianity: what implications does this have for the 21st century? / Dale E. Campbell.

P Heintzman, G A van Andel and Tom Visker 1994. Christianity and Leisure: Issues in a Pluralistic Society Dordt College Press

Section One: Biblical and historical perspective
  • Work and play: a Biblical perspective / Robert K. Johnston
  • Implications for leisure from a review of the Biblical concepts of Sabbath and rest / Paul Heintzman
  • The Puritan ethic and Christian leisure for today / Leland Ryken

Section Two: Methodological issues
  • Toward a Christian perspective in the leisure sciences / Gordon Spykman
  • Leisure science, dominant paradigms, and philosophy: the expansion of leisure science's horizon / Paul Heintzman

Section Three: Present practices and challenges in leisure
  • Whatever happened to the leisure revolution? / Gordon Dahl
  • Leisure and the New Age movement / Glen E. Van Andel
  • Contemplative leisure within Christian spirituality / Joseph D. Teaff
  • Leisure at L'Arche: communities of faith for persons with developmental disabilities / Cathy O'Keefe
  • Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot / Don DeGraaf

Section Four: Play, sport, and athletics
  • Sport, play, and leisure in the Christian experience / Shirl J. Hoffman
  • Coming to terms with play, game, sport and athletics / John Byl
  • Play, game, and sport in a Reformed, Biblical worldview / Tom Visker
  • Atheletics from a Christian perspective / Marvin A. Zuidema
  • Towards an understanding of 'muscular Christianity': religion, sport, and culture in the modern world / James A. Mathisen
  • Competition in Church sport leagues / Kimberly A. Keller, Gary H. Naylor, and David R. Stirling
  • Christian ethics in North American sport / Murray W. Hall

Section Five: Leisure and culture
  • From the Super Bowl to worship: the roles of story in work and leisure / Quentin J. Schultze
  • From faith to fun: humor as invisible religion / Russell Heddendorf
  • Leisure, drama, and Christianity / Gwen Laurie Wright.

Mark Roques. 2003.  Fields of God: Football and the Kingdom of God  Carlisle: Authentic.

B J van der Walt. 2007. 'Spotlight on sport: a Christian-worldviewish philosophical reflection'. Transforming Power. Potchefstroom: ICCA, ch 13

Tom Visker 2002. Just do it right: the experience of shalom in sport participation. Pro Rege 30:17-21.
Tom Visker 1992-93. Sports participation in a Reformed biblical worldview Christian Educators Journal 32 (Dec 92/ Jan 93): 6-7 and 18-19.

T. L. Visker & S. J. Hoffman.1999  Leisure, Play, Game and Sport in a Christian Perspective Dordt College Press.

D F M Strauss. 2005. Philosophical Perspectives on Leisure, Play and Sport. In: Relativity and relativism: historical and systematic considerations. In: Acta Academica Supplementum. 2005(2):199-231 Journal for Christian Scholarship, Year 40, 4th Quarter (pp.149-168)

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