Religion And Popular Culture In America Summary

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In Chapter 10 of Religion and Popular Culture in America, Joseph L. Price attempts to show sports as an example of popular culture as religion, because of its ability to shape the engagement of their fans and the fan’s environments. Although the majority of fans do not see sports as coming close to being a religion, Price gives several compelling reasons as to why sports are religion.
First, Price states that sports being a form of religion is not conclusive to modern American culture. From the Greeks to the Native Americans, sports have always had great observance and significance on the religious level. Price cites Charles Lippy in conveying that the media is an imperative element of considering sports to be a form of popular religion. The
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