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The Resource Shaking the world for Jesus : media and conservative evangelical culture, Heather Hendershot

Shaking the world for Jesus : media and conservative evangelical culture, Heather Hendershot

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Shaking the world for Jesus : media and conservative evangelical culture
Title
Shaking the world for Jesus
Title remainder
media and conservative evangelical culture
Statement of responsibility
Heather Hendershot
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1999, the Reverend Jerry Falwell outed Tinky-Winky, the purple character from TV's Teletubbies. Events such as this reinforced in many quarters the common idea that evangelicals are reactionary, out of touch, and just plain paranoid. But reducing evangelicals to such caricatures does not help us understand their true spiritual and political agendas and the means they use to advance them. Shaking the World for Jesus moves beyond sensationalism to consider how the evangelical movement has effectively targeted Americans--as both converts and consumers--since the 1970s. Thousands of products promoting the Christian faith are sold to millions of consumers each year through the Web, mail order catalogs, and even national chains such as Kmart and Wal-Mart. Heather Hendershot explores in this book the vast industry of film, video, magazines, and kitsch that evangelicals use to spread their message. Focusing on the center of conservative evangelical culture--the white, middle-class Americans who can afford to buy "Christian lifestyle" products--she examines the industrial history of evangelist media, the curious subtleties of the products themselves, and their success in the religious and secular marketplace. To garner a wider audience, Hendershot argues, evangelicals have had to carefully temper their message. But in so doing, they have painted themselves into a corner. In the postwar years, evangelical media wore the message of salvation on its sleeve, but as the evangelical media industry has grown, many of its most popular products have been those with heavily diluted Christian messages. In the eyes of many followers, the evangelicals who purvey such products are sellouts--hucksters more interested in making money than spreading the word of God. Working to understand evangelicalism rather than pass judgment on it, Shaking the World for Jesus offers a penetrating glimpse into a thriving religious phenomenon
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Hendershot, Heather
Dewey number
261.5/2/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BV652.97.U6
LC item number
H46 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Mass media
  • Mass media in religion
  • Evangelicalism
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Evangelicalism
  • Mass media in religion
  • Mass media
  • United States
  • Evangelischen
  • Massamedia
  • Conservatisme
  • Culturele aspecten
  • Massenmedien
  • Evangelikale Bewegung
  • USA
Label
Shaking the world for Jesus : media and conservative evangelical culture, Heather Hendershot
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-248) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
For-profit prophets : Christian cultural products and the selling of Jesus -- Why should the devil have all the good music? : Christian music and the secular marketplace -- Virgins for Jesus : the gender politics of therapeutic Christian media -- Holiness codes and holy homosexuals : interpreting gay and lesbian Christian subculture -- Putting God under the microscope : the Moody Institute of Science's cinema of devotion -- Praying for the end of the world : the past, present, and future of Christian apocalyptic media
Control code
659563094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 256 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226326801
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659563094
Label
Shaking the world for Jesus : media and conservative evangelical culture, Heather Hendershot
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-248) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
For-profit prophets : Christian cultural products and the selling of Jesus -- Why should the devil have all the good music? : Christian music and the secular marketplace -- Virgins for Jesus : the gender politics of therapeutic Christian media -- Holiness codes and holy homosexuals : interpreting gay and lesbian Christian subculture -- Putting God under the microscope : the Moody Institute of Science's cinema of devotion -- Praying for the end of the world : the past, present, and future of Christian apocalyptic media
Control code
659563094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 256 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226326801
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659563094

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