RE398 Health, Religion, and Ethics
Explores the intersection of religion, health, and ethics with an emphasis on their interplay in sports. Sports and fitness are often viewed as surefire remedies for health problems, but sports can also produce health crises of their own. When athletes push beyond all limits, their dogged determination can coincide with and create trauma at the psychological, physical, and spiritual levels. These factors intersect with other complicated aspects of the human experience, including social class, race, gender, and sexuality. We will consider these subjects through various mediums in the humanities, including both written and visual texts.