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Author Bruce, Steve, 1954- author.

Title Pray TV : televangelism in America / Steve Bruce
Published London : Routledge, 2019
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Series Routledge library editions. Sociology of religion ; volume 7
Routledge library editions. Sociology of religion ; volume 7
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 A BRIEF HISTORY OF AMERICAN PROTESTANTISM; Chapter 2 RELIGIOUS BROADCASTING IN AMERICA; Chapter 3 TELEVANGELISM ORGANIZATIONS; Chapter 4 THE RELIGION OF RELIGIOUS TELEVISION; Chapter 5 THE AUDIENCE; Chapter 6 THE IMPACT OF TELEVANGELISM; Chapter 7 GOD AND MAMMON; Chapter 8 TELEVANGELISM AND POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS; Chapter 9 CONSERVATISM, POLITICS, AND TELEVANGELISM; Chapter 10 SCANDAL; Chapter 11 NEW, THIRD, AND OLD WORLDS
Chapter 12 CONCLUSIONNotes; References; Index
Summary In this book, first published in 1990, the significance of televangelism in America is examined in detail. This well-informed, measured analysis includes discussion of the place of televangelism in the history of American Protestantism; the styles of leading TV preachers and the televangelical star system; the relation of televangelism to conservatism and politics. It also answers the questions of televangelism's organisation and audience, as well as providing an analysis over the wave of scandals which swept over Pray TV in the 1980s
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 25, 2019)
Subject Christianity and politics.
Evangelists -- United States.
Television in religion -- United States.
Christianity and politics.
Politics and government.
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Spiritual Growth.
Television in religion.
United States -- Church history -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1977-1981.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1981-1989.
United States.
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429398964