The Fit Shall Inherit the Earth

A Theology of Sport and Fitness

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Erik W. Dailey
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Pickwick Publications
    , November
     198 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Taylor Kerby forthcoming.


What does it mean, as a person of faith, to maintain and even strengthen one’s physical body? What does it mean to “glorify God in your body” (1 Corinthians 6:20) in a time when bodily perfection is popularly defined by advertising firms, while food degradation has led to the worldwide obesity epidemic? This work addresses those questions and many others through theological engagement with fitness and sport, offering a critical examination of the two and their theological intersections. Where is God in sport and fitness? What value might sport and fitness have for the Christian Church? Is there a good to be found?

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Erik W. Dailey teaches at Azusa Pacific University and Fuller Theological Seminary and pastors a Presbyterian Church congregation in Los Angeles. He is an avid Masters swimmer and competitive triathlete.


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