Prime-Time Religion

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Introducing the first authoritative guide to cover every aspect of religious broadcasting from its inception in 1921 to the present. Prime Time Religion contains over 430 entries chosen for their historical importance, national or international impact, exemplary nature, and longevity in the field of religious broadcasting. The book covers all religious groups who have turned to radio and television to promote their messages.

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Overview

Introducing the first authoritative guide to cover every aspect of religious broadcasting from its inception in 1921 to the present. Prime Time Religion contains over 430 entries chosen for their historical importance, national or international impact, exemplary nature, and longevity in the field of religious broadcasting. The book covers all religious groups who have turned to radio and television to promote their messages.

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Over 400 entries describe the origins of religious broadcasting organizations, the most successful programs, and many personalities who have cast their mission upon the waves of radio or television waves. From the first radio broadcast in 1921 to the present, includes such mainstream Christians as Billy Graham and Pat Robertson; non-Christian personalities such as Reform Jewish rabbi Joshual L. Liebman and African-American Orthodox Muslim leader Warith Dean Mohammed; and controversial figures such as Jim and Tammy Faye Baker and Jerry Falwell. Among the women covered are Beverly LaHaye, Marilyn Hichey, and Evelyn Wyatt. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897749022
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/16/1997
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

J. GORDON MELTON, Ph.D., is founder and director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion, Santa Barbara, California.

PHILLIP CHARLES LUCAS, Ph.D., teaches American Religion at Stetson University in Deland, Florida.

JON R. STONE, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion and a university lecturer in the English Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction by J. Gordon Melton

Entries

Appendix A: National Religious Broadcasters, Founders

Appendix B: National Religious Broadcasters, Presiding Chairmen

Appendix C: National Religious Broadcasters, Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Appendix D: Blease Amendment to the Dill Radio Control Bill of 1926

Appendix E: Sustaining Time

Appendix F: Christian Colleges and Universities with Broadcasting Programs

Appendix G: Selected Historic Highlights of Religious Broadcasting

Appendix H: Selected Bibliography

Index

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