Mass Media Religion: The Social Sources of the Electronic Church

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Mass Media Religion considers and explores the implications of the evergrowing religious broadcasting media in terms of their social and political contexts. The author reviews both the historical origins of fundamentalist and neo-evangelical responses to the crisis of modernity and the historical development of the electronic church. He includes a series of interviews with representative viewers, discussing their beliefs, experiences, worldviews, and the role electronic religion plays in other aspects of their ...
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Mass Media Religion considers and explores the implications of the evergrowing religious broadcasting media in terms of their social and political contexts. The author reviews both the historical origins of fundamentalist and neo-evangelical responses to the crisis of modernity and the historical development of the electronic church. He includes a series of interviews with representative viewers, discussing their beliefs, experiences, worldviews, and the role electronic religion plays in other aspects of their lives. Finally, the development of the electronic church in its wider context and its implications for American culture in general are considered.

The story of how the electronic church has become a social and

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Table of Contents

Religious Television and the New Religious Consciousness in America
Popular Communication In American Protestant Revitalization Movements
Religious Broadcasting
A Spark in the Neo-Evangelical Revival
Pat Robertson and The Prototype of the Electronic Church
What Attracts People to the Televangelists
Recovering Evangelical Roots
Seeking Solutions to Personal and Spiritual Crisis
Being Evangelical in Mainstream America
Evangelical Identity in the Electronic Church
The Electronic Church and American Culture
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