Abstract

The purpose of this study was to locate and examine statements within the writings and recorded speeches of certain leaders of the L.D.S. Church which refer to various objectives, activities, and desirable experiences inherent in well organized and properly conducted physical education and recreation programs.
Data dating from 1830 through 1969 were gathered from the resources and through the services provided by the historical libraries of the L.D.S. Church and Brigham Young University. Available biographical and historical information was presented to denote circumstances possibly influencing the statement itself, the significance of the statement, or the intent of the statement.
Without exception, the men discussed in this study supported wholesome competitive and non-competitive physical activities so long as they did not interfere with Church activities, so long as they were not participated in on Sunday, and so long as the value to the participant was wholesome and conducive to his spiritual, mental, and physical health and welfare.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Life Sciences; Exercise Sciences

Rights

http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

1971

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm224

Keywords

Physical education, training, Religious aspects, Physical fitness, Recreation, Mormon church, General Authorities

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