Televangelism Reconsidered: Ritual in the Search for Human Community

Televangelism Reconsidered: Ritual in the Search for Human Community

by Bobby Chris Alexander
     
 

By closely examining four television programs—Falwell's "The Old-Time Gospel Hour," Robertson's "700 Club," the Bakkers' "PTL Club," and the telecasts of Jimmy Swaggart—this work considers the attraction of televangelism for its conservative Christian audience. It argues that televangelism, as ritual performance, both

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By closely examining four television programs—Falwell's "The Old-Time Gospel Hour," Robertson's "700 Club," the Bakkers' "PTL Club," and the telecasts of Jimmy Swaggart—this work considers the attraction of televangelism for its conservative Christian audience. It argues that televangelism, as ritual performance, both legitimates the beliefs of viewers and at the same time adapts other beliefs of its viewers to the broader culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555409074
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
AAR Studies in Religion Series, #68
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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