English, Literature, and Modern Languages Faculty Publications

The Image of God in the Human Body: Essays on Christianity and Sports

Donald L. Deardorff, Cedarville University
John White

The image of God in the human body: essays on Christianity and sports, edited by Donald Deardorff II and John White, with a preface by James K.A. Smith. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2008.


A brief history of Christianity and sport : selected highlights of a puzzling relationship / James A. Mathisen -- A Christian perspective on sport / Michael Wittmer -- The ambiguity of embodiment and sport : overcoming theological dichotomies / Doug Hochstetler, Peter Hopsicker, and Scott Kretchmar -- Created to play : thoughts on play, sport, and the Christian life / K. Erik Thoennes -- Competition as relationship : sport as a mutual quest towards excellence / Stuart Weir -- Idols in the stadium : sport as an 'idol factory' / John White -- Sport as spectacle and the perversion of play / Mark J. Hamilton -- Escaping the gender trap : sport and the equality of Christ / Donald L. Deardorff II and Julie D. Deardorff -- Redefining human, redefining sport : the imago dei and genetic modification technologies / Tracy J. Trothen -- Some preliminary thoughts on philosophies of sports ministry and their literature / Ashley Null -- Reversing the curse : practicing the presence and presents of God in sport / Valerie J. Gin -- Advancing the kingdom : Shalom in sport / Timothy G. Gombis -- Church and sport / Graham Daniels and J. Stuart Weir -- "Finding the right place" : professional sport as a Christian vocation / Ashley Null -- The prophet of Copenhagen conversing with competitive sport : serving God and man in sport : a divided allegiance / Cindy White