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Muscular Christianity

Healthy or strong-minded religion, which braces a man to fight the battle of life bravely and manfully. This expression has been erroneously attributed to Charles Kingsley. (See his Life, ii. 74, 75.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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