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date: 26 August 2019

Catholic Church, attitude towards sport in the 

Source:
A Dictionary of Sports Studies
Author(s):

Alan Tomlinson

Religion numbers among the influences that can give a sport culture a distinctive character, particularly in a context in which a local, regional, or national culture is shaped by a dominant religion. Historically, in early 17th-century Lancashire in the north of England, some traditional cultural forms such as processional rituals, religious plays, and associated physical activities survived longer in the least Protestant parts of the country. It was these that prompted James I to issue ... ...

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