Religious Television: Controversies and Conclusions

Religious Television: Controversies and Conclusions

by Robert Abelman, Stewart M. Hoover
     
 

This volume addresses the various and highly topical controversies surrounding religious television by examining its history, structure, content, viewship, and social impact. It represents a compilation of original essays written by the world's leading scholars, regulators, authorities, and watchdogs of religious television. Each controversy is addressed from a

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This volume addresses the various and highly topical controversies surrounding religious television by examining its history, structure, content, viewship, and social impact. It represents a compilation of original essays written by the world's leading scholars, regulators, authorities, and watchdogs of religious television. Each controversy is addressed from a wide range of perspectives. The result is a most interesting exchange of ideas and ideologies: the presentation of empirical data, theology and learned opinion, and an assortment of insightful conclusions.

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Scholars of communications, religion, and humanities; religious leaders; business analysts; and both participants in and opponents of religious television present 27 original essays exploring a wide range of issues. The sections cover myths and misperceptions, history, viewers, religious content, finances, church and state, religion on secular television, the portrayal of the family, and international religious broadcasting. Paper edition (unseen), $32.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893916442
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Series:
Communication and Information Science Series
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.80(d)

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