A Christian life of brave and cheerful physical activity, especially as popularly associated with the writings of Charles Kingsley and with boys' prep schools of the Victorian British Empire.
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- Then in England, since it does seem to be a legacy of the Victorian public school and its ethos of muscular Christianity (the Christianity has taken a very back seat), it alienates most of the population immediately.
- 108 years ago they started out in Athens on the coat-tails of muscular Christianity, activities for fine, fit young men.
- Rules were imposed through the playing of football of various kinds at the public schools, from which it was disseminated as part of an evangelical culture of muscular Christianity in a drive to reform the urban working class.
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