Christianity and the Mass Media in America: Toward a Democratic Accommodation

Christianity and the Mass Media in America: Toward a Democratic Accommodation

by Quentin J. Schultze
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870137743

ISBN-13: 9780870137747

Pub. Date: 11/28/2005

Publisher: Michigan State University Press

Schultze demonstrates how religion and the media in America have borrowed each other's rhetoric. In the process, they have also helped to keep each other honest, pointing out respective foibles and pretensions. Christian media have offered the public as well as religious tribes some of the best media criticism - better than most of the media criticism produced by…  See more details below

Overview

Schultze demonstrates how religion and the media in America have borrowed each other's rhetoric. In the process, they have also helped to keep each other honest, pointing out respective foibles and pretensions. Christian media have offered the public as well as religious tribes some of the best media criticism - better than most of the media criticism produced by mainstream media themselves. Meanwhile, mainstream media have rightly taken particular churches to task for misdeeds as well as offered some surprisingly good depictions of religious life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870137747
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
Rhetoric and Public Affairs Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Conversing about faith and media in America7
Ch. 2Praising technology : evangelical populism embraces American futurism45
Ch. 3Leading the tribes out of exile : the religious press discerns broadcasting89
Ch. 4Converting to consumerism : evangelical radio embraces the market139
Ch. 5Searching for communion : the Christian metanarrative meets popular mythology175
Ch. 6Communing with civil sin : mainstream media purge evil221
Ch. 7Discerning professional journalism : reporters adopt fundamentalist discourse263
Ch. 8Praising democracy : embracing religion in a mass-mediated society309

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