Press Coverage of Four 20th Century Evangelical Movements: 1967-1997

Press Coverage of Four 20th Century Evangelical Movements: 1967-1997

by Griffith
     
 

Jack Garrison (Garry) Griffith, Jr.'s book researches the print press' coverage of four 20th century evangelical movements - the Jesus People, Moral Majority, Christian Coalition, and Promise Keepers. Griffith applies textual analysis to four major newspapers - The New York Times; L.A. Times; Chicago Tribune; and Washington Post. He applies the same methodology to…  See more details below

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Jack Garrison (Garry) Griffith, Jr.'s book researches the print press' coverage of four 20th century evangelical movements - the Jesus People, Moral Majority, Christian Coalition, and Promise Keepers. Griffith applies textual analysis to four major newspapers - The New York Times; L.A. Times; Chicago Tribune; and Washington Post. He applies the same methodology to three major newsweeklies - Newsweek, Time, and U.S.News & World Report. Finally, he concludes his analysis with three 'Christian' magazines - Christianity Today, Commonweal, and the Christian Century.

This is a seminal study regarding the print press' coverage of these four evangelical movements and provides the groundwork for future research. Coming from a journalistic, historical, and faith perspective, intertwined with a veneer of humor, Griffith's book is well research and documented. It is an easy read for the scholar, the seeker, and the wise.

From Hollywood to Jerry Falwell, Griffith's book substantiates the symbiotic, yet dependent relationship, between the print press and these four evangelical movements. This book appeals to a wide populace ranging from the person who considers themselves steeped in their faith to the non-churched person who revels in history. It will particularly be a valuable addition to the pastor, the lay person, or the old hippie who loves Jesus.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012639554
Publisher:
Jack Garrison Griffith, Jr.
Publication date:
02/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
206 KB

Meet the Author

Griffith has an interesting and diverse background. Theologically trained, his Masters of Divinity is from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and his Masters of Theology from the Duke Divinity School. His Ph.D. in communication is from the University of Southern Mississippi. While a doctoral student at Southern Mississippi he was a part-time United Methodist pastor at two small rural churches.

He also has a long background as a radio baseball broadcaster having worked as a play-by-play announcer in the Southern, Carolina, South Atlantic, Pioneer, and Frontier Leagues. Griffith has documented the people he has met during his years as a baseball announcer in his ebook available through Barnes and Noble entitled, "Meandering Through the Minor Leagues: One Announcer's Thoughts from Myrtle Beach to Montana."

To add balance to his life, Griffith twice worked as a beach concessions manager in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was resplendent in his work attire of bathing suit and flip-flops while entertaining a myriad of questions from people on the beach.

His writings have appeared in Big Sky Journal, the Myrtle Beach Herald, Coastal Sports and Recreation Magazine, and the Francis Marion University online Journal of Mass Communication.

Griffith has taught at numerous colleges including - Faytteville Technical Community College (N.C.); Carson Newman College (Tenn.); Poplarville Community College (Miss.); Horry Georgetown Technical College (S.C.); Coastal Carolina University (S.C.); and the University of Southern Mississippi. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Mass Communication Department at Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C.

He is married with three children, a Golden Retriever, and is sans tatoos.

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