Philological Studies

at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce

ISSN 2300-5459 e-ISSN 2450-0380



Author Michał Mazurkiewicz
Title The Beauty of the Christian Life: The Cultural Influence of Eric Liddell – a Sportsman, Missionary and Religious Writer
Keywords Eric Liddell, sport, religion, Scotland, China
Pages 327-342
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Volume 33


Relations between sport and religion have been drawing attention of more and more researchers in recent years. The paper examines the life and influence of one of the greatest British athletes and missionaries – Eric Liddell. It is divided into several major sections. First, the author discusses the historical development and importance of Muscular Christianity. Next, the fascinating life and fruitful activity of Liddell are explored. The main focus of interest is, however, his legacy – the impact on broadly understood culture, for example cinema, religion, as well as sport. The paper has largely been based on historical sources.