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Muscular Christianity : manhood and sports in Protestant America, 1880-1920

Author: Clifford Putney
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
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Describes how Protestant leaders promoted competitive sports and physical education to create an ideal of Christian manliness through organizations like the Boy Scouts and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) by leaders such as Dwight L. Moody, G. Stanley hall and Theodore Roosevelt.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Putney, Clifford, 1963-
Muscular Christianity.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606078289
Online version:
Putney, Clifford, 1963-
Muscular Christianity.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606612397
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford Putney
ISBN: 0674006348 9780674006348 9780674011250 0674011252
OCLC Number: 46835487
Description: x, 300 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The birth of a movement --
God in the gym --
Men and religion --
Fishers of boys --
Worldwide redemption --
Muscular women --
Christians in Khaki
Responsibility: Clifford Putney.
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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  Read more...

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Long relegated to occasional academic journal articles and mediocre, hagiographic books, the relationship between Protestantism and sports in America now has the definitive treatise the topic has Read more...

 
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