Global and Local Televangelism

Global and Local Televangelism

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349345298
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

KWABENA ASAMOAH-GYADU Professor of Contemporary African Christianity and Pentecostal/Charismatic Theology at the Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Ghana
APINYA FEUNGFUSAKUL Lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
WALTER C. IHEJIRIKA Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies, Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
JONATHAN JAMES Researcher on Media, Religion and Culture and adjunct Lecturer at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia
YASMIN MOLL Ph.D candidate in anthropology at New York University, USA
AKH MUZAKKI Lecturer at The Sunan Ampel State Institute for Islamic Studies, Surabaya, Indonesia
IBRAHIM SALEH Convenor of the political communication program (Honours, MA and PhD) at the Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa
LEONILDO SILVEIRA Professor at the Methodist University of São Paulo (UMESP), Brazil
PHILLIP LUKE SINITIERE Scholar of Religion in America
DENNIS A. SMITH has served as a Presbyterian Church (USA) lay mission worker since 1977

Table of Contents

Foreword; N.Echchaibi Global & Local Televangelism: An Introduction; P.N.Thomas & P.Lee PART I: ISLAMIC TELEVANGELISM: ON PRIESTS & PROPHETS Storytelling, Sincerity and Islamic Televangelism in Egypt; Y.Moll Islamic Televangelism in Changing Indonesia: Transmission, Authority, and The Politics of Ideas; A.Muzakki Islamic Televangelism: The Salafi Window to their Paradise; I.Saleh PART II: CHRISTIAN TELEVANGELISM: BRANDING THE GLOBAL & THE LOCAL Preaching the Good News Glad: Joel Osteen's Tel-e-vangelism; P.L.Sinitiere The 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.K.Asamoah-Gyadu PART III: HINDU TELEVANGELISM: AN EMERGING PHENOMENON The Avatars of Baba Ramdev: The Politics, Economics, and Contradictions of an Indian Televangelist; S.Chakravarti PART IV: TELEVANGELISM, POLITICS & POPULAR CULTURE From Televisuality to social activism: Nigerian televangelists and their Socio-Political Agenda; W.C.Ihejirika God's Politicians: Pentecostals, Media and Politics in Guatemala and Brazil; D.A.Smith & L.S.Campos Religiosity as Mediated Space: Mass Meditation in Contemporary Thailand; A.Feungfusakul Whither Televangelism: Opportunities, Trends, Challenges; P.N.Thomas Index

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