Reimagining the Common Good


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.


The Good

On Christianity and Sports in America

A summary of this week’s articles, which highlight the intersection of Christianity and sports in America.

By Clay Cooke | Vol. 19

The Good

More Than a Game

Price re-narrates the Super Bowl as a quasi-religious event: “a high holiday for American civil religion.”

By Joseph L. Price | Vol. 19

The Good

Sports Fanatics

Hoffman calls into question the “cozy coupling” that exists between American evangelicalism and American sports—a phenomenon he dubs “sportianity.”

By Shirl James Hoffman | Vol. 19

The Good

Sporting Transcendence

A reflection on the possibility of experiencing self-transcendence through sports.

By Richard J. Mouw | Vol. 19

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