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Ellis, Robert 1946-

Works: 2 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 868 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Robert Ellis
Ernst Toller and German society : intellectuals as leaders and critics, 1914-1939 by Robert Ellis( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1918 and 1939 Ernst Toller was one of Germany's prominent left-wing intellectuals, He was a leader of the German Revolution of 1918-1919, famous playwright of the 1920s and best known spokesman against Hitler during the 1930s, writing about a country unsuccessfully balancing between survival and annihilation. This study, the first comprehensive analysis in two decades, shows the influence that intellectuals can have in a troubled society and asks what qualities make leaders effective"--
The games people play : theology, religion, and sport by ROBERT ELLIS( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Games People Play, Robert Ellis constructs a theology around the global cultural phenomenon of modern sport, paying particular attention to its British and American manifestations. Using historical narrative and social analysis to enter the debate on sport as religion, Ellis shows that modern sport may be said to have taken on some of the functions previously vested in organized religion. Through biblical and theological reflection, he presents a practical theology of sport's appeal and value, with special attention to the theological concept of transcendence. Throughout, he draws on original empirical work with sports participants and spectators. The Games People Play addresses issues often considered problematic in theological discussions of sport such as gender, race, consumerism, and the role of the modern media, as well as problems associated with excessive competition and performance-enhancing substances. As Ellis explains, "Sporting journalists often use religious language in covering sports events. Salvation features in many a headline, and talk of moments of redemption is not uncommon. Perhaps, somewhere beyond the cliched hyperbole, there is some theological truth in all this after all."
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Audience level: 0.14 (from 0.13 for The games ... to 0.14 for Ernst Toll ...)

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