New book looks at contemporary forms of televangelism

By Terry Mutuku on August 24, 2012
WACC's former director of studies, Pradip N. Thomas, and WACC's current deputy-director of programmes and editor of its journal Media Development, Philip Lee, have joined forces to publish a collection of essays examining the global phenomenon of televangelism. The book includes a chapter by Dennis A. Smith, WACC President, writing together with Leonildo Silveira Campos, of the Methodist University of São Paulo. "Televangelism is no longer limited to television but is increasingly a new media phenomenon – amplified and shaped on social media sites and accessed by mobile technologies in ever more complex circuits of production, distribution, and consumption," write the editor in the Introduction. This book contributes "towards illuminating the contextual nature of 'televangelistic' practices in different parts of the world." Read more...

August 24, 2012
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