Understanding Evangelical Media: The Changing Face of Christian Communication

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As long as there has been a church, there has been Christian communication--"people of the book" bearing "the good news" from one place to another, persuading, teaching and even delighting an ever-broadening audience with the message of the gospel.

Amid ongoing advances in technology and an ever-more-multicultural context, however, the time has come for a broad appraisal of the state of evangelical communications. Quentin Schultze and Robert H. Woods Jr. have assembled scholars from across the country to analyze and assess a wide range of media including

radiopopular musicworship music and mediatelevisionfilmperiodicalsbooksInternetchurch dramacomicsgamingtheme parksadvertisingpublic relationsmerchandising

These shifting media, and the communications enterprise as a whole, are put in cultural and ethical perspective. Also addressed are Catholic and Jewish perspectives on the state of religious media.

This project is ongoing. For additional resources and further conversation, visit understandingevangelicalmedia.com.

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Editorial Reviews

Worship Leader
"Understanding Evangelical Media is the quintessential book on understanding the numerous forms of media and their ability, and often inability, to engage Christ and culture."
Leon H. Johnston
"One of the strengths of this book is its scope. Students of media will likely read the book from cover to cover. Regardless of how the reader approaches this book, she will be drawn into an informative and engaging analysis of EM."
Steve Rabey
"This book is perhaps the most thorough on Schultze's growing list of thoughtful and thorough studies."
Michael Duduit
"This volume will help pastors better understand the changing nature of our communication efforts and can give you some ideas for better connecting with your own church and community."
Bill Tammeus
"IVP Academic, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, is publishing some high quality books these days, and this is another of them. The goal here, in a series of essays by scholars, is to help all of us understand the way the Christian message is getting communicated today. There are insights here for people of all faiths, though clearly it will be of most interest eo evanglicals--no matter how that word gets defined."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830828821
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 5/30/2008
  • Pages: 347
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Quentin J. Schultze is the author of over a dozen books on the relationship between faith and communications. He serves as executive director of the Gainey Institute for Faith and Communication and as Arthur H. DeKruyter Chair in Faith and Communication at Calvin College.

Robert H. Woods Jr. holds a J.D. as well as a Ph.D. in communication studies. He teaches communication in the graduate program at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. His books include Media Ethics: Cases in Moral Reasoning.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Clifford G. Christians
1. Getting the Conversation Going About Media and Culture
Quentin J. Schultze and Robert H. Woods Jr.
2. Looking Beyond Radio for Listeners
Paul A. Creasman
3. Thinking Outside the Tribal TV Box
Kathy Bruner
4. Moving from Film to Digital Movies
Terry Lindvall and Andrew Quicke
5. Pursuing New Periodicals in Print and Online
Ken Waters
6. Publishing Books for the Tribe and Beyond
Michael A. Longinow
7. Practicing Worship Media Beyond PowerPoint
Brian Fuller
8. Going Digital with Contemporary Christian Music
Stephanie Bennett
9. Praising God with Popular Worship Music
Robert H. Woods Jr.
10. Following Pilgrims into Cyberspace
Quentin J. Schultze
11. Evangelicals in Theater: Inching Toward Center Stage
Paul D. Patton
12 Faith-Based Theme Parks and Museums: Multidemensional Media
Annalee Ward
13. Merchandising Jesus Products
Diane M. Badzinski
14. Converting Comic Books into Graphic Novels and Digital Cartoons
Thomas J. Carmody
15. Evangelicals' Quest to Find God's Place in Games
Kevin Schut
16. Advertising: Fueling a Passion for Consumption
Terri Lynn Cornwell
17. Promoting Public Relations in a New-Media Environment
Peter A. Kerr
18. Internationalizing Evangelical Media
Robert S. Fortner
19. Energizing Media Ethics
Mark Fackler
20. Considering a Catholic View of Evangelical Media
Paul A. Soukup, S.J.
21. Looking with a Jew at Evangelical Popular Culture
Mark I. Pinsky
Conclusion: Being Fairly Self-Critical About Evangelical Media
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