This project takes a new approach to the issue of endurance and the meaning that it holds
for people. As runners 'hit the wall', or complete distance events without 'hitting the
wall', the significance of endurance itself for that runner plays a part in the experience,
and in the outcome of those moments. This project addresses the problem of these
moments by focusing specifically on women whose philosophical foundations lie in their
Christian faith perspective.
The project covers three central areas, and uses a henneneutical methodology which
enables each of the areas to illuminate the central problem. The areas examined are:
Biblical and other theological texts; literary accounts of women's endurance running; and
four case studies which are used to ask what Christian women today, who participate in
distance running can tell us about the experience of endurance and how it relates to their
whole world view.
|Date of Award||Jul 2004|