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Baseball as a Road to God

Seeing Beyond the Game

Baseball as a Road to God by John Sexton
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The president of New York University offers a love letter to America’s most beloved sport and a tribute to its underlying spirituality.

For more than a decade, John Sexton has taught a wildly popular New York University course about two seemingly very different things: religion and baseball. Yet Sexton argues that one is actually a pathway to the other.

Baseball as a Road to God is about touching that something that lies beyond logical understanding. Sexton illuminates the surprisingly large number of mutual concepts shared between baseball and religion: faith, doubt, conversion, miracles, and even sacredness among many others.

Structured like a game and filled with riveting accounts of baseball’s most historic moments, Baseball as Road to God will enthrall baseball fans whatever their religious beliefs may be. In thought-provoking, beautifully rendered prose, Sexton elegantly demonstrates that baseball is more than a game, or even a national pastime: It can be a road to enlightenment.
Penguin Group US; March 2013
352 pages; ISBN 9781101609736
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Title: Baseball as a Road to God
Author: John Sexton; Thomas Oliphant; Peter J Schwartz
 
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