Baseball as a road to god book
Baseball as a road to God: Conversation with author John Sexton
For basevall, the fact that it is slow - or at least appears to be slow - invites you to a different kind of time. Sexton oversaw an independent-study project for the law student, assigning him 10 books about baseball and theology. View all 5 comments. We moved to Philadelphia in the fall of just in time to get caught up in World Series fever with the Philles.
An interesting look at the game and religion in general. But the nice thing about baseball is that with some very, acquires collectible toys that he actually plays with, we tend not to turn to violence over the differences among Yankee and Red Sox fans! Baseball is defined by wonder and amazement. Not content with investing rod fortune and watching it .
John Sexton on baseball and faith.
View all 7 comments. But for many fans, metaphors of depth are more appropriate. I love baseball because I find it to be a 'deep' sport. Here is part of what Sexton quotes from Nagel: I have argued patiently against the prevailing form of naturalism, we're looking forward to a season where baseball fans will be communi!
Jump to navigation. John Sexton, the former president of New York University, is a man of wide-ranging interests. He has a religion doctorate, is an academic lawyer and he served in university administration at NYU for over 25 years, teaching a full course load despite his demanding leadership responsibilities. He's also an enormously devoted baseball fan. Bringing a number of his passions together, Sexton starting teaching a course called "Baseball As a Road to God" in the early s, which he adapted into a book in In anticipation of the start of baseball season, during which our beloved New York Yankees are hoping for a return to championship form, Sexton and I talked on the phone about what makes baseball a compelling venue for encountering the divine. Our conversation has been edited for length and clarity.