Hutch, Richard

Richard Hutch completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. He is Reader in Religion at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Lone Sailors and Spiritual Insights
2005 0-7734-6039-X
This book examines a number of autobiographical and biographical works which substantiate the author’s thesis that solo sailors, who face peril at sea and come to terms with the sea’s indifference, can undergo a transformation which leads to what he terms spiritual purpose or ‘moral presence’.

Sport as a Spiritual Practice. Mastery, Failure, and Transcendence in the Life of Athletes
2010 0-7734-1472-X
TThis work examines how the individual player moves toward a religious enlightenment through sport. It argues that this spiritual enlightenment is uniquely her or his own without the trappings of doctrinal creeds or traditional religious discourse.