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 Theodore Roosevelt and the Bully Pulpit

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

To many, Theodore Roosevelt was an exemplar of manliness and “muscular Christianity” and an exceptional public servant who led a crusade for social justice. To others, the sage of Oyster Bay was a ... More


The Clash of Christs

David Burns

in The Life and Death of the Radical Historical Jesus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199929504
eISBN:
9780199315963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929504.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Bouck White (chap. 3) is the focus of this chapter dealing with the relationship between the radical historical Jesus, muscular Christianity, and the militaristic Christ of the preparedness movement. ... More


Muscular Christianity: American and European

Hugh McLeod (ed.)

in Secularization and Religious Innovation in the North Atlantic World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198798071
eISBN:
9780191839344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798071.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

‘Muscular Christianity’ was a term invented in England in 1857 to describe those Christians who saw moral and religious value in sports, and who argued that churches could and should promote this. ... More


Moral Education about Sex in the YMCA and Military

Kristy L. Slominski

in Teaching Moral Sex: A History of Religion and Sex Education in the United States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190842178
eISBN:
9780190842208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842178.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After ASHA’s incorporation in 1914, it turned its attention to programs to carry out its vision. Chapter 2 examines the emergence of the Young Men’s Christian Association and chaplains as ASHA’s ... More


Creating a National Pastime

Debra A. Shattuck

in Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040375
eISBN:
9780252098796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040375.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter notes that humans have played bat and ball games for thousands of years. Homer spoke of the princess Nausica playing “at ball” with her maids. Girls and women played baseball in Britain ... More


For God and Country: Bishop Sheil and the CYO

Timothy B. Neary

in Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago, 1914-1954

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388762
eISBN:
9780226388939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388939.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter includes: 1) a biographical sketch of Bernard Sheil; 2) an examination of the origins and operations of Chicago’s Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), 1930-1954; and 3) an exploration of ... More


‘A story of treasure, war and wild adventure’: hero-worship, imperial masculinities and inter-generational ideologies in H. Rider Haggard’s 1880s fiction

Helen Goodman

in Martial Masculinities: Experiencing and Imagining the Military in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526135629
eISBN:
9781526150349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526135636.00019
Subject:
History, Military History

H. Rider Haggard’s early adventure novels, such as King Solomon’s Mines, have often been dismissed as jingoistic, and formulaic, albeit popular, genre fiction, designed to stimulate and exploit the ... More


Introduction

Marie W. Dallam

in Cowboy Christians

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190856564
eISBN:
9780190856595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190856564.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Serving as an introduction to the text and the research, this chapter explores notions of the American West, outlines different conceptions of both cowboys and cowboy Christians, and introduces key ... More


The Wider World of the 21st-Century Cowboy Christian

Marie W. Dallam

in Cowboy Christians

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190856564
eISBN:
9780190856595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190856564.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 6 pulls away from the cowboy church specifically to examine aspects of the broader cultural context of cowboy Christians. Topics include media and entertainment that deliberately blend ideas ... More


The Cowboy Church as a Man’s Church

Marie W. Dallam

in Cowboy Christians

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190856564
eISBN:
9780190856595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190856564.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 examines issues of gender dynamics in the cowboy church movement. Church leaders use simplistic notions of gender, in combination with assumptions about the cowboy culture, and conclude ... More


Cowboy Christians

Marie W. Dallam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190856564
eISBN:
9780190856595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190856564.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the long history of cowboy Christians in the American West, including the cowboy church movement of the present day and closely related ministries in racetrack and rodeo settings. ... More


A Different Passage to India: Ashis Nandy, Indic Civilization, and the Defense of Innocence

Vincent P. Pecora

in Land and Literature in a Cosmopolitan Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198852148
eISBN:
9780191886669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852148.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Ashis Nandy, an Indian psychologist and cultural critic of the post-1945 era, has spent his career largely re-imagining “Indic civilization” as a Gandhi-inspired rejection of Western civilization and ... More


Greek Sculpture, Beauty, and Morality

Kate Nichols

in Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace: Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199596461
eISBN:
9780191795770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596461.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 5 explores the controversy caused by the Palace’s exhibition of nude sculpture. It unpicks Owen Jones’s claims for Greek sculpture’s moral imperative through writings on beauty, morality, and ... More


The Great Barrington Boy

Allen Ellenzweig

in George Platt Lynes: The Daring Eye

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780190219666
eISBN:
9780190219697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190219666.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Age eleven, George enters the Fessenden School near Boston where the 1918 “Spanish flu” interrupts the first semester, yet the Great War’s Armistice is celebrated. By spring, George hopes he and his ... More


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