Synopses & Reviews
An exploration of the many faces of televangelism in our world today, including Christian, Islamic and Hindu. The collection analyses the correspondences and major differences between global and local televangelism, focusing on the main individuals involved in televangelism, their practices and the social and cultural impact of their ministries.
About the Author
PRADIP NINAN THOMAS is Co-Director at the Centre for Communication and Social Change, University of Queensland, Australia. He has written extensively on issues related to the media and religion and has recently completed an authored three volume series on the media in India.
PHILIP LEE is Deputy Director of Programmes at the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) and editor of the international journal Media Development.
Table of Contents
Foreword; N.EchchaibiGlobal and Local Televangelism: An Introduction; P.N.Thomas and P.LeePART 1: ISLAMIC TELEVANGELISM: ON PRIESTS and PROPHETSStorytelling, Sincerity and Islamic Televangelism in Egypt; Y.MollIslamic Televangelism in Changing Indonesia: Transmission, Authority, and The Politics of Ideas; A.MuzakkiIslamic Televangelism: The Salafi Window to their Paradise; I.SalehPART 2: CHRISTIAN TELEVANGELISM: BRANDING THE GLOBAL and THE LOCALPreaching the Good News Glad: Joel Osteen's Tel-e-vangelism; P.L.SinitiereThe global in the local: the ambivalence and ambition of Christian televangelism in India; J.D.James Hearing, Viewing and being Touched by the Spirit: Televangelism in Contemporary African Christianity; J.Kwabena Asamoah-GyaduPART 3: HINDU TELEVANGELISM: AN EMERGING PHENOMENONThe Avatars of Baba Ramdev: The Politics, Economics, and Contradictions of an Indian Televangelist; S.Chakravarti PART 4: TELEVANGELISM, POLITICS and POPULAR CULTUREFrom Televisuality to social activism: Nigerian televangelists and their Socio-Political Agenda; W.C.IhejirikaGod's Politicians:Pentecostals, Media and Politics in Guatemala and Brazil; D.A.Smith and L.Silveira CamposReligiosity as Mediated Space: Mass Meditation in Contemporary Thailand; A.FeungfusakulWhither Televangelism: Opportunities, Trends, Challenges; P.N.ThomasIndex