Jeffrey Scholes, PhD

Jeff Scholes, PhD

Jeffrey Scholes, PhD

Professor, Philosophy


Jeffrey Scholes is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy department and the Director of the Center for Religious Diversity and Public Life at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He has written books and articles on American evangelical political theology and on the relationship between religion and sport in the United States. His latest books are Christianity, Race, and Sport (Routledge, 2021) and Religion and Sport in North America, co-edited with Randall Balmer (Routledge, 2022). He is currently working on a book on religion and sports fandom.

Featured Publications

Observing and Traversing the Sacred/Profane Boundary in Sport (2024). In The Companion to Christianity and Sport in Europe and North America (19th-21st centuries), Eds. Brian Bolt, Dries Vanysacker, Chad Carlson, Matt Hoven, and Ivo Jirásek, Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers.

Scholes, J. (2023). Religion and Sport Scholarship: A Brief History. International Journal of Sport and Religion, 1(1), 29-37. 

Scholes, J. (2022). We Will Not Shut Up and Dribble: LeBron James and the Tripartite Human Being. Religions, 13(2), 148. 

Scholes, J., & Balmer, R. (Eds.). (2022). Religion and sport in North America: Critical essays for the twenty-first century. Taylor & Francis.

Scholes, J. (2021). Christianity, race, and sport. Routledge.