Musclemen

by John J. Miller on November 1, 2012 · 0 comments

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Michael Tanier of Sports on Earth writes about “Faith and Football” — and interviews me.

“Muscular Christianity was a huge force in American culture,” according to John J. Miller, historian and author of The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football. A major component of the Progressive movement of the late 19th and early 20thcentury, Muscular Christianity gave birth to social institutions like the YMCA and provided the philosophical underpinning that made organized sports like football a major part of the standard American university curriculum.

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