The Spiritual Side of Baseball’s Opening Day

Play ball!

It’s no coincidence that baseball’s opening day falls right around Easter and Passover, says Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America. This time of year marks a period of renewal, a chance to start over again. The religious feel of opening day makes quite a bit of sense, he said.

Prof. Schneck’s bio:

Schneck’s research is in the field of political philosophy, with special emphases on 18th century American political thought and on contemporary continental political theory; recent work has focused on the role of religion in democracy. Publications include works on American political thought (on the Constitution, or on figures such as Alexis de Tocqueville) as well as on contemporary continental authors. Among his published works are two book length studies on Max Scheler, an edited work on Fred Dallmayr, and articles and chapters ranging from studies of French post-structuralism, to the examination of the critical theory of Jürgen Habermas.

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