Muscular Christianity Manhood and Sports in Protestant America, 1880-1920

ISBN-10: 0674011252
ISBN-13: 9780674011250
Edition: 2001 (Reprint)
Authors: Clifford Putney
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 4/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

One form of the new manly culture practised by American men in the late 19th century, developed out of the Protestant churches, was known as muscular Christianity. This study details how Protestant leaders promoted competitive sports and physical education to create an ideal of Christian manliness.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Birth of a Movement
God in the Gym
Men and Religion
Fishers of Boys
Worldwide Redemption
Muscular Women
Christians in Khaki
Conclusion
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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