Definition of muscular Christian in English:

muscular Christian

noun

  • See muscular Christianity

    • ‘At home muscular Christians addressed themselves to preaching the Social Gospel and to reforms; and abroad, the goal was ‘The evangelization of the world in this generation’.’
    • ‘The impact of secular interests, rather than muscular Christians, in the development of sport is difficult to estimate, but should not be overlooked.’
    • ‘Linking athletic activity to the Victorian Protestant middle-class values of discipline, self-reliance, and human perfectibility these ‘muscular Christians’ justified the explosion of sport around mid-century as a moral force.’