The Resource BROADCASTING THE FAITH;PROTESTANT RELIGIOUS RADIO AND THEOLOGY IN AMERICA, 1920-50, (electronic resource)

BROADCASTING THE FAITH;PROTESTANT RELIGIOUS RADIO AND THEOLOGY IN AMERICA, 1920-50, (electronic resource)

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BROADCASTING THE FAITH;PROTESTANT RELIGIOUS RADIO AND THEOLOGY IN AMERICA, 1920-50
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BROADCASTING THE FAITH;PROTESTANT RELIGIOUS RADIO AND THEOLOGY IN AMERICA, 1920-50
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Language
eng
Summary
Broadcasting the Faith tells the riveting story of the American church's embrace of radio in the early decades of the twentieth century. By investigating major radio personalities like Walter Maier, Aimee Semple McPherson, Harry Emerson Fosdick, and Charles Fuller, this study considers the implications for theology in America when Christianity moved to the airwaves. In the heyday of radio, religious-radio preachers sought to use their programs to counter the secularization of American culture. Ultimately, however, their programs contributed to secularization by accelerating changes already evident in both the conservative and liberal streams of American Christianity. To reach a vast American audience, radio preachers transformed their sectarian messages into a religion more suitable to the masses, thereby altering the very religion it aimed to preserve. To make religion accessible to large and diverse audiences, radio preachers accommodated their messages in ways suited to the medium of radio. Although religious-radio preachers set forth to advance the influence of religion in American society, their choice to limit theological substance ironically promoted the secularization of the American church
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Midwest
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MICHAEL E. POHLMAN
Dewey number
302.2344
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Fosdick, Harry Emerson
  • McPherson, Aimee Semple
  • Maier, Walter A
  • Fuller, Charles Edward
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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BROADCASTING THE FAITH;PROTESTANT RELIGIOUS RADIO AND THEOLOGY IN AMERICA, 1920-50, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781725290846
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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13966440
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MWT13966440
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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BROADCASTING THE FAITH;PROTESTANT RELIGIOUS RADIO AND THEOLOGY IN AMERICA, 1920-50, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781725290846
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13966440
Publisher number
MWT13966440
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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