Sports as Religion: Fact or Fiction?

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October 24, 2015, 2:00 PM CT

Presented by Michael Zogry, Professor of Indigenous Studies, University of Kansas.

Are there any sports or athletic games in the world that are considered religious? Have there ever been any? Can sports such as basketball, football, or soccer be religions for players or spectators? This lecture will provide an introduction to these questions by surveying several examples from different cultures and time periods, as well as selected scholarly interpretations.

The event supports "Independence, Baseball, & History" a special exhibit at the Independence Historical Museum & Art Center. The project is part of "Hometown Teams," a statewide initiative exploring the way sports build and unite communities.

Independence Public Library
220 E Maple St
Independence, KS 67301-0294
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Sponsored by: Independence Historical Museum & Art Center

For more information about this event, please contact:
Sylvia Augustine
(620) 331-0108