The Beautiful Game: Soccer's Theological Virtues
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Theology
In “A Perfect Game,” his August 2010 essay in First Things, the Orthodox theologian and scholar David Bentley Hart argues that the sports we play and watch, in addition to being entertaining, also offer an aesthetic interpretation of reality—a way of enjoying the world, being in it, and seeing it. Sport orients the human vision to the transcendent; it bears an essentially metaphysical or religious content.
Flipper, Joseph, "The Beautiful Game: Soccer's Theological Virtues" (2016). Theology Faculty Publications and Presentations. 9.