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

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Dissatisfied with a Victorian culture focused on domesticity and threatened by physical decline in sedentary office jobs, American men in the late nineteenth century sought masculine company in fraternal lodges and engaged in exercise to invigorate their bodies. One form of this new manly culture, developed out of the Protestant churches, was known as muscular Christianity. In this fascinating study, Clifford Putney details how Protestant leaders promoted competitive sports and physical education to create an ideal of Christian manliness.

Synopsis:

In this fascinating study, Putney details how Protestant leaders promoted competitive sports and physical education to create an ideal of Christian manliness.

About the Author

Clifford Putney is Assistant Professor of History at Bentley College.

Bentley College

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The Birth of a Movement

2. God in the Gym

3. Men and Religion

4. Fishers of Boys

5. Worldwide Redemption

6. Muscular Women

7. Christians in Khaki

Conclusion

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674011250
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Author:
Putney, Clifford
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Christianity - Denominations
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Sports -- United States -- History.
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
Religion : Christianity - Protestant
Subject:
SPORTS & RECREATION / History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 halftones
Pages:
310
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 16 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Religion » Christianity » Miscellaneous Denominations
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General

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