Muscular Christianity and value-centred sport: The Legacy of Tom Brown in Canada

@article{Kidd2006MuscularCA,
  title={Muscular Christianity and value-centred sport: The Legacy of Tom Brown in Canada},
  author={Bruce Kidd},
  journal={The International Journal of the History of Sport},
  year={2006},
  volume={23},
  pages={701 - 713}
}
  • B. Kidd
  • Published 1 August 2006
  • Sociology
  • The International Journal of the History of Sport
Tom Brown's Schooldays was always well known in Canada, almost from the first edition. The ideas about sport as education for citizenship and social responsibility it dramatized, often referred to as ‘muscular Christianity’, were widely diffused within Canadian society. This paper argues that muscular Christian values influenced a broad spectrum of Canadian movements for progressive social change, and contributed to the development of many important institutions of youth recreation and… Expand
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