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Muscular Christianity

Manhood and Sports in Protestant America, 1880-1920

by Clifford Putney

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Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Men"s studies,
  • Protestantism & Protestant Churches,
  • Sports & Outdoor Recreation,
  • 20th century,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Protestant churches,
  • History: American,
  • Religion - Church History,
  • United States,
  • USA,
  • Christianity - History - Protestant,
  • United States - 19th Century,
  • History / United States / 19th Century,
  • History,
  • Modern - 18th Century,
  • Christianity,
  • Masculinity,
  • Religious aspects,
  • Sports

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages310
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7670579M
    ISBN 100674006348
    ISBN 109780674006348

    Bentley College's Putney surveys "muscular Christianity"—the attempts to make Christianity seem manly and macho—from to and the anecdotes he scatters liberally throughout the. Jun 01,  · Reviewer two, Dr. Turner, tells readers that Putney argues that fear was a driving force behind muscular Christianity and social engineering. He further states that Muscular Christianity’s biggest impact on society probably revolved around sports and physical strength and health.

    Jun 21,  · To at least start to answer those questions, we’ve written a book on the subject called Muscular Christianity: The Relationship Between Men and Faith. It explores whether Christianity is inherently more feminine in nature than masculine, how it has become more feminine over time, the brief period in history in which a movement called Author: Brett And Kate Mckay. 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.

    Aug 31,  · Muscular Christianity eventually found its way into mainstream American life in the form of the YMCA and the Boy Scouts (basketball was invented by James Naismith, a . Jun 30,  · Muscular Christianity was an important religious, literary and social movement of the mid-nineteenth century. This volume draws on recent developments in culture and gender theory to reveal ideological links between muscular Christianity and the work of novelists and essayists, including Kingsley, Emerson, Dickens, Hughes, MacDonald and Pater, and to explore the use of images of /5(6).


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Advocates of muscular Christianity, deploring this Muscular Christianity book of affairs, set themselves the task of bringing men back to church and showing that Jesus, the rugged, hard-bodied carpenter of Nazareth, was no sissy. Clifford Putney's superb Muscular Christianity shows that they tried to do it Cited by: Muscular Christianity is a philosophical movement that originated in England in the midth century, characterized by a belief in patriotic duty, discipline, self-sacrifice, manliness, and the moral and physical beauty of athleticism.

The movement came into vogue during the Victorian era as a method of building character in pupils at English public schools. Aug 25,  · This fine book deftly interweaves sports and missions, athletics and premillennialism, football and evangelism.

This may be the best, most historically astute study of muscular Christianity to date -- Randall Balmer, author of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in AmericaCited by: A quick and easy read - reads like blog because it started at as a blog series - analyzing Christianity’s gender disparity.

It investigates the validity of 2 common explanations for the disparity and then goes into a more in depth exploration of the Muscular Christianity movement that took place during the turn of the 19th/20th as an attempt to fix the disparity by masculinizing the church/5.

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Sandars satirized Kingsley’s “love of muscular Christianity,” coining the term. Kingsley’s male character “fears God and can walk a thousand miles in a thousand hours breathes God’s free air on God’s rich earth, and at the same time can hit a woodcock.

Nov 30,  · Muscular Christianity book. Read 6 reviews from the world. The muscular Christian movement originated from Protestant men’s distaste for the church’s feminine atmosphere: majority-female attendees, hymns about motherhood, and the celebration of “female” virtues like “nurturance, refinement, and sensitivity.” /5.

It explores whether Christianity is inherently more feminine in nature than masculine, how it has become more feminine over time, the brief period in history in which a movement called "Muscular Christianity" flourished, and whether the characteristics of that movement can (and should) be brought back.

Muscular Christianity - eBook. Character building was a core value. With the rise of the Muscular Christianity movement, the Y began introducing athletic activities. Muscular Christianity and the YMCA are intricately linked.

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Muscular Christianity: manhood and sports in Protestant America, User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. With vigorous prose, Putney (history, Bentley Coll.) shows how in the late 19th century Protestant clergy and lay leaders of the "muscular Christianity" movement abandoned the sentimentality and 5/5(1).

Define Muscular Christianity. Muscular Christianity synonyms, Muscular Christianity pronunciation, Muscular Christianity translation, English dictionary definition of Muscular Christianity. The practice and opinion of those Christians who believe that it is a part of religious duty to maintain a vigorous condition of the body, and who therefore.

“ In Muscular Christianity, Clifford Putney revisits some familiar quarries: the denominational periodicals and writings of Christian leaders during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

By looking at these materials through the lens of gender, however, he has discerned a rich, new lode of meaning. May 31,  · It explores whether Christianity is inherently more feminine in nature than masculine, how it has become more feminine over time, the brief period in history in which a movement called "Muscular Christianity" flourished, and whether the characteristics of that movement can (and should) be Brand: Semper Virilis Publishing.

Muscular Christianity: Evangelical Protestants and the Development of American Sport Tony Ladd, Author, James A. Mathisen, Joint Author Baker Books $27 (p) ISBN Buy this book. Aug 09,  · Eugenics and Muscular Christianity. Promoting muscular Christianity would not be enough to create the kind of culture that would keep the country strong so long as waves of.

development of Muscular Christianity in Victorian Britain and how this has contributed to the relationship that exists between Christianity and Sport today. Discussion will focus on the historical and theological roots of the movement and its manifestation in the late twentieth and twenty-first ecole-temps-danse.com by: Apr 30,  · Advocates of muscular Christianity, deploring this state of affairs, set themselves the task of bringing men back to church and showing that Jesus, the rugged, hard-bodied carpenter of Nazareth, was no sissy.

Clifford Putney's superb Muscular Christianity shows that they tried to do it by linking Christianity to manly sports/5(48). Finally, in a clear sign that the imperialistic spirit which had animated the Muscular Christianity movement had died out, the number of missionaries joining the once thriving Student Volunteer Movement dropped by 90% between and While Muscular Christianity was a casualty of rising secularism, it was also a contributor to it.

Muscular Christianity can be defined as a Christian commitment to health and manliness. Its origins can be traced to the New Testament, which sanctions manly exertion (Mark ) and physical health (1 Cor.

But while muscular Christianity has always been an element in Christianity, it has not always been a major element. May 15,  · J.A Mangan argues that Christianity became a universal religion largely as a result of the popularity of Muscular Christianity and modern sports.

It was far from merely a religious position; its Author: David Titterington.Muscular Christianity was an important religious, literary, and social movement of the mid-nineteenth century. This volume draws on recent developments in cultural and gender theory to reveal close links between the ideology of the movement and the work of novelists and essayists, including.Muscular Christians were active not only in America but also in England, where the term “muscular Christianity” arose in the s to describe the novels of Thomas Hughes and Charles Kingsley.

Both of these men believed that the Anglican Church of their day was becoming overly tolerant of physical weakness and effeminacy.