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Shaking the World for Jesus: Media and Conservative Evangelical Culture

Heather Hendershot

Abstract

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. This book 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 Christia ... More

Keywords: evangelical movement, United States, film, magazines, kitsch, Christian lifestyle products, evangelical media industry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780226326795
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226326801.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heather Hendershot, author