Football, chaplaincy and sport psychology: connections and possibilities

Richard Gamble, Andrew Parker, Denise Hill

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This ground-breaking book provides an in-depth analysis of the theory and practice of sports chaplaincy in a global context. Written in an accessible style, yet based on academic evidence and theory, the contributors include those leading major national chaplaincy organisations located in the UK, US, Australia and Continental Europe, as well as chaplains and sport psychologists working in elite and amateur sport and those involved in teaching pastoral theology. Providing a rich and informative source of knowledge and inspiration for practitioners, athletes, academics and those interested in the general relationship between sport and faith, contributors also address the provision of sports chaplaincy at sporting mega-events, including the Olympic Games. This much needed overview of chaplaincy provision in sport across a range of national and international contexts and settings, including both catholic and protestant perspectives, is the first collection of its kind to bring together leading scholars in sports chaplaincy with a view to providing professional accreditation and training amidst the fast-emerging field of sports theology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSports Chaplaincy
Subtitle of host publicationTrends, Issues and Debates
EditorsAndrew Parker, Nick J. Watson, John B. White
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-1472414038
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society


  • religion
  • Christianity
  • pastoral theology
  • religion in context
  • sociology
  • social policy
  • sociology of religion
  • sports psychology


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