Religion vs. Television: Competitors in Cultural Context

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Overview

The subject of competition between religion and television has, if only indirectly, received considerable attention, particularly from religionists disturbed by the threat posed by television programming to traditional religious beliefs, values, and attitudes. This detailed study considers the competing cultural forces of television and religion from a wider and more theoretical perspective. Newman examines the major forms of competition and the various motives and strategies of the people and groups involved. His philosophical approach allows us to see that the most important aspect of competition between television and religion is their rivalry as cultural forces. In this rivalry, religion continues to have a profound influence on the shaping of television, just as it has always had on all newly developing forms of culture.

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Analyzes the relationship between religion and the mass media, discussing the ways in which the relations between them can be regarded as competitive, the positive and negative impacts of this competition on cultural advancement, and the nature of the relationship between religion and television as forms of experience and culture. For students and academics in religion, cultural studies, media, and philosophy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275956400
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/20/1996
  • Series: Media and Society Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 168
  • Lexile: 1750L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

JAY NEWMAN is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Competition Between Religion and Television: Basic Issues and Concerns 1
2 Competition Between Religion and Television: Motives and Strategies 41
3 Religious Television 81
4 Competition Between Religion and Television: Competing Forms of Experience and Culture 121
Bibliography 145
Index 151
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