Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE ( (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2013. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 26 August 2019

Catholic Church, attitude towards sport in the 

A Dictionary of Sports Studies

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 ... ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.