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Paul Cartledge is a professor at Clare College at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England. He is an expert on ancient Greece and has written extensively about the religious roots of the ancient Olympics.
Anthony J. Moretti is an associate professor of communication at Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pa. He wrote a chapter on religion and the modern Olympics for the book Sport and Religion in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Brad Schultz and Mary Lou Sheffer. Moretti’s chapter looks both at world religions at the Olympic Games and the […]
Chad Bonham is a communications professional and author of Glory of the Games: Biblical Insights From the World’s Greatest Athletes, a book of profiles of Christian athletes, including some in the current Olympics. He conducted a series of interviews with Christian athletes for Beliefnet.com, many of them 2010 Olympians. He lives in Broken Arrow, Okla.
William Baker is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Maine in Orono. He has written about Christ and the Olympics. His books include If Christ Came to the Olympics and Playing With God: Religion and Modern Sport. He argues that religion and sport have made peace with each other.