THS3310 Theology of Sport

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Terry Coy

Course Description:

Through an exploration of the historical Christian understandings of the human body, human pleasure, and sport, and building on a biblical theology of creation, humanity, and pleasure, the student will develop a contemporary theology of sport for life and ministry.

How This Course Benefits Students:

All cultures in all times have engaged in sport. The contemporary student is faced with the reality that sports globally has developed into a vast enterprise verging on the idolatrous. This course will lead the student to examine the historical, biblical, and contemporary issues related to the Christian and sports.

Why This Course Is Important:

Interest is sports, whether amateur or professional, has grown exponentially in the last half century. The sheer number of people involved, the money spent, and the socio-economic and political implications of global sports demands theological reflection.