Muscular Christianity: Manhood and Sports in Protestant America, 1880-1920 / Edition 1

Muscular Christianity: Manhood and Sports in Protestant America, 1880-1920 / Edition 1

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by Clifford Putney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674011252

ISBN-13: 9780674011250

Pub. Date: 04/30/2003

Publisher: Harvard


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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674011250
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
04/30/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.93(d)

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

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Muscular Christianity: Manhood and Sports in Protestant America, 1880-1920 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Clifford Putney clearly knows about manliness. He is one attractive hunk of man, and his physique attracts people of all shapes and sizes. His girlfriend, MK, is by far superior to all females (and some males). Buy this book, read this book, love this book, and fall in love with Clifford.