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[This chapter explores the meaning of spirituality, focusing on the research of psychologist Kenneth I. Pargament. The sacred is characterized by the qualities of transcendence, ultimacy, boundlessness, interconnectedness, and spiritual emotions. When the sacred is discovered in sport, there are...
[This chapter looks at human enhancement domains—the physical, affective, cognitive, moral, and spiritual—and identifies some sport enhancements that are already used or may emerge in the near future. Enhancing technologies are proliferating and range from gene editing, to robots on the football...
[This chapter considers possible implications of enhancement use for sport’s spiritual dimension. I ask how enhancements might affect sport’s spirituality that is manifested
in hope. Values and intentionality emerge as central; if winning at-any-cost is the most important value in sport, then...
[This chapter flips the question posed in Chap. 3. Instead of asking how enhancements might affect sport’s spirituality, we reframe the issue by asking the reciprocal question of how sport’s spirituality might affect enhancement use. Sport is more than just a game. We can discover the sacred in...
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