1st Edition

Pray TV
Televangelism in America





ISBN 9780367025717
Published September 15, 2020 by Routledge
286 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

1. A Brief History of American Protestantism  2. Religious Broadcasting in America  3. Televangelism Organisations  4. The Religion of Religious Television  5. The Audience  6. The Impact of Televangelism  7. God and Mammon  8. Televangelism and Political Campaigns  9. Conservatism, Politics and Televangelism  10. Scandal  11. New, Third, and Old Worlds  12. Conclusion

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