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Are Sports A Religion?

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Published on Dec 2, 2013

With interest in sports at an all-time high, and affiliation with formal religious institutions at an all-time low, can our engagement in sports provide the social, cultural, and personal meaning derived from traditional religion? How does the experience transform the lives of athletes? Is it transcendent? How does media define or distort this narrative?

An engaging, thoughtful discussion led by USC Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni, featuring award-winning journalist and filmmaker Gotham Chopra, USC Annenberg professor and sports media expert Daniel Durbin, and former NFL star and ESPN analyst Marcellus Wiley.

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