According to the book, World Religions Today, by John L. Esposito, Darrell J. Fasching, and Todd

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According to the book, World Religions Today, by John L. Esposito, Darrell J. Fasching, and Todd Lewis, under the section entitled The Sacred, it states that religion “expresses our sense of being “tied and bound” by relations of obligation to whatever powers we believe govern our destiny-whether these powers be natural or supernatural, personal or impersonal, one or many” (9). Furthermore, the book World Religions Today, by John L. Esposito, Darrell J. Fasching, and Todd Lewis, states that the religions of various people over the years or centuries have proven to be essentially as diverse as the types or forms of power that people essentially believe govern human destiny. In which these types or forms of power “ have ranged from gods as…show more content…
As stated earlier baseball can be considered to be just like other types of world religions, due to the fact that baseball just like other world religions’ creates a following for itself that people can be tied and bounded to. To further emphasize this point, in the scholarly journal article entitled The Church of Baseball, the Fetish of Coca-Cola, and the Potlatch of Rock ’n’ Roll: Theoretical Models for the study of Religion in American Popular Culture, by David Chidester, American director and producer of documentary films Ken Burns talks about how baseball as a religion has created a following for itself. Ken Burns talks about how baseball is a religion due to the fact that it operates in U.S. culture, much like a church does, and Ken Burns justifies his explanation by coming up with the term “The Church of Baseball” (744). Ken Burns uses this term in order to describe how baseball is in itself a religion due to the fact that baseball is an organized human activity that functions the very same way as other types of more familiar religious institutions (Chidester 744). Furthermore, Ken Burns and the article’s author David Chidester, go on to talk about how baseball as a religion has created a following for itself by stating that, “The “church of baseball” is much more than merely the rule book. It is a religious institution that maintains the

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