Evening seminar presented at Moore Theological College, Sydney, Australia, 23 August 2023.
Muscular Christianity is a historical movement originating in 19th century England that influenced preachers and missionaries and spread beyond the United Kingdom to other parts of the world. Did this movement help men? Did it help women? Did it help the church and the worldwide missionary movement? Was it merely a reaction to having fewer men than women in church and therefore wanting to attract more men? Ed Loane will take us through the beginnings and development of the Muscular Christianity movement.
This is an important seminar to attend. Some complementarians today suggest that Christianity has a masculine feel. Does it? Some also suggest that Muscular Christianity is once again on the rise. If so, why? Some who criticise complementarianism have said that it emphasises men too much to the detriment of females. But is Muscular Christianity the same as complementarianism? Having understood some of the historical background and development of the Muscular Christianity movement, we will be in a better position to respond when we hear or read people saying that Christianity or complementarianism has a masculine feel.
Speaker: Ed Loane.
MC: Jane Tooher.