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Book Signing: Austin Grisiel -  Fathers, Sons, & Holy Ghosts: Baseball as a Spiritual Experience

Calendar   Top of Virginia Artisan Trail
Location The Winchester Book Gallery, 185 North Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
Date Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00am - 1:00pm
Duration   2 hours
Cost 0
Additional Info Link http://www.winchesterbookgallery.com
Event Contact Email info@winchesterbookgallery.com
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No other sport, and indeed few other activities evoke as much passion as does baseball. It is a passion that unites generations and genders, laborers and lawyers, Republicans and Democrats. Baseball serves as a common language, a unified way of perceiving the world, a means to greater understanding. Baseball’s shrines, rituals, myths, and heroes certainly give it a religious aura, but many activities may be pursued “religiously.” Baseball is beyond religion. It is a living myth that puts us in touch with Eternity, with the Infinite. Its Miracle is not some long-ago act that contradicts the laws of physics. Its Miracle is the scrubbing away of cynicism to reveal the fresh-faced child within who is ready to believe, eager to believe, who does believe. Fathers, Sons, & Holy Ghosts: Baseball as a Spiritual Experience is an examination in memoir form of how baseball nourishes the spiritual side of those who are part of the game.

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