Mark Edmundson teaches at the University of Virginia and is the author of Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game.
Football and Religion: The Odd Relationship Between God and the Gridiron
The peace and forgiveness taught in church are not values reflected on the field—but football shows the division of our ethical consciousnessBy Mark Edmundson
Stop Glorifying Football Players and Start Glorifying Soldiers
No football player is a hero in the way that a man or woman who risks his or her life in a just cause is a heroBy Mark Edmundson
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