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A Whole New Ball Game: An Interpretation of American Sports by Allen Guttmann

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University of North Carolina Press
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Of course, there are cases when private icons of his "miraculous" fame acquired a more or less wide range of fans, even goes beyond the limits of the city or the region where he lived the owner of such icons. A typical history of a new miraculous icon which has acquired a wide range of fans and rich, of course, its owner, is a legend about Luke Kolotskom. In Kolocha, 15 miles from Mozhaisk, named Luke, a simple "Rata", "in a cave sy", "at a certain place at a certain tree" found an icon of the Virgin allegedly yavivshuyusya from the sky. The icon was miraculous and showed his first action on "nekiim relaxed" lying in the house Luke. Luke and healed immediately spread the news of the miracle. The icon from all sides began to flock to the sick and infirm, and Luke came to be revered as an apostle or prophet. In Mozhaisk it with the icon prince he met with his boyars, and in Moskve Metropolitan bishops, with all the hallowed cathedral, the prince, the princess, the boyars and nobles. With the icon Luke went from town to town and amassed a vast fortune, and then lifted up "created in vain and shameless." However, all his robberies and outrages him lowered, fearing him as the owner of the miraculous icons; Only at the end of his life he did not sdobrovat, moving out of patience Mozhaiskogo Prince. Stalker Prince baited bear it, and revenue shrine seized the prince himself, who built for the icon Kolotsky monastery, where the crippled Luca ended the life of a simple monk. This / 51 / case in connection with the history of the Novgorod merchant in 1611, and other similar examples shows that the Russian XIII-XVII centuries. far removed from black Africans who make their gods, and destroy every year.

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