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Small Screen, Big Picture: Television and Lived Religion

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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 ...more
Paperback, 527 pages
Published May 15th 2009 by Baylor University Press (first published May 1st 2009)
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God and television have been together from the start—from the theologically explicit “Lamp Unto My Feet” and “Life Is Worth Living” to the I-can-walk-again schmaltz of “Highway to Heaven” and “Touched By an Angel.” Small Screen, Big Picture, however, concentrates on more recent and complex examples of the partnership. This rich and compelling book describes the remarkable flowering of religious themes in the high-quality television melod
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Dec 07, 2012 Hank rated it liked it
This is a solid academic work covering a number of television series that lend themselves to a discussion of 'lived religion' and its intersection with media and popular culture studies.

One quotation from the epilogue by the book's editor, Diane Winston, I think, is one that keeps me mulling over the overall content of the book: "Becoming intentional about media consumption is a critical skill for citizens of the twenty-first century. The ability to reflect on what we read, see and hear - and to
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