Small Screen, Big Picture: Television and Lived Religion

Small Screen, Big Picture: Television and Lived Religion

Baylor University Press
9781602581852
1602581851
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Book Description

A pioneering study at the intersection of religion and media, Small Screen, Big Picture treats television as a virtual meeting place where Americans across racial, ethnic, economic and religious lines find instructive and inspirational narratives. An interdisciplinary tour de force, this book describes how television converts social concerns, cultural conundrums and metaphysical questions into stories that explore and even shape who we are and would like to be--the building blocks of religious speculation.