Paradigms of Sport: Indian-Catholic Reflections
Lobo, Bryan, S.J.
Catholic reflections on sport in India need to proceed in a comparatively interreligious way with Hinduism, which is the major and most diffused religion in India. In this dialogical approach, which is very much in keeping with the missionary method of Pope Francis, various themes that are relevant to Hinduism and to the Indian milieu in general are treated within specific paradigms, namely the mythical, theological, spiritual, anthropo-socio-cultural, and the commercial paradigm. The advantage of this kind of an approach employed for our reflections is that it is able to offer a wide range of insights that otherwise would have remained hidden and unknown to global Catholic and interreligious research in sport.|Keywords: sport, Hinduism, līlā, action, liberation
Lobo, B., S.J. (2019). Paradigms of Sport: Indian-Catholic Reflections. Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society Supplement Series, 20, 71-93.
Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University
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