You Can Learn a Lot Just by Watching: The Analogy of Faith and Baseball
MSMC LIBRARY WEEK 2020
First half of an iROC Double-Header!
Never before - two iROCs on the same day!!
First up - Robert Miller, MSMC Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Faith and baseball are part of the American pastime. Since we can encounter God in life’s common things, then God must be on the baseball field, too. The stories of baseball are sometimes the stories of faith. Explore the similarities and dissimilarities between faith and baseball and learn what baseball may teach us about life.
Dr. Miller teaches a course called "Sports as Religion," which attempts to make the connection between sports and faith in a general way. His iROC talk applies the concepts of that class to a particular sport, baseball.
Robert P. Miller is Associate Professor of Religion and chair of MSMC's Division of Philosophy and Religious Studies. Dr. Miller holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Scranton and Seton Hall University. He earned his PhD in Biblical Studies from the Catholic University of America, specializing in the New Testament, Gospel of John. Dr. Miller has published in the areas of scripture, theology, and spirituality. His current research is in the Eucharist, the spirituality of speech, film, and sports.
Enjoy peanuts, Cracker Jacks, and popcorn - just like being at the ballpark!
$25 Gift Card Drawing - You must be present to win
Approved for FYE College Connection credit
Catch the second half of our iROC Double-Header at 4 p.m.
Help us collect socks for Baseball Miracles’ #SOCKSFORCARE initiative. Socks are donated to children, homeless shelters, and other ministries in the communities Baseball Miracles has visited. Any type of NEW socks (athletic or otherwise) is welcome. Donations accepted at all Library Week events and at donation bins in Aquinas Hall, Hudson Hall, and the Kaplan Library. Let’s end Library Week with hundreds of pairs!