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Title Readings on religion as news / edited by Judith M. Buddenbaum and Debra L. Mason.
Imprint Ames : Iowa State University Press, 2000.
Edition 1st ed.

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Subject Mass media in religion -- United States -- Influence.
Mass media in religion -- United States.
Christianity and culture -- United States.
Alt Name Buddenbaum, Judith Mitchell, 1941-
Mason, Debra L.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 501 pages)
Edition 1st ed.
Contents Early press philosophy and practice -- Playing God and playing for power -- Great Awakening -- Religion and revolution -- Disestablishment and its discontents -- Missionary spirit -- Birth of modern religion reporting -- Anti-Catholicism in 19th-century America -- Mormon question -- Nation divided -- "Jesus newspaper" -- Revivalism -- Spirit of reform -- Faith, science and scripture -- Pulling together -- Consensus religion -- Winds of change -- Death of God -- All God's children -- Electronic church -- God and the ballot box -- Culture wars and hot-button issues -- Church and state -- Pluralism takes hold -- Spiritual journeys -- God and Mammon -- Insights into interpretations -- Toward a new millennium.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585200106 (electronic bk.)
9780585200101 (electronic bk.)
0813829267 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 44955143
Additional Format Print version: Readings on religion as news. 1st ed. Ames : Iowa State University Press, 2000 0813829267 (DLC) 99047158 (OCoLC)42397808
Table of Contents
Pt. 1Ideological Journalism in a New Jerusalem1
 1Early Press Philosophy and Practice3
   Benjamin Harris: Philosophy and First News4
   Samuel Kneeland's Philosophy of News5
   Jeremiah Collier's Reflections on a Storm and Shipwreck6
   Confession of a Woman Accused of Murder7
   Extract from the Designs for the Georgia Colony9
   Benjamin Franklin's Apology for Printers10
 2Playing God and Playing for Power17
   An Open Letter Defending Inoculation19
   Frank Scammony Questions Inoculation21
   A Dialogue between a Clergyman and a Layman, Concerning Inoculation25
   Silence Dogood on Hypocrisy27
 3The Great Awakening31
   A Report on George Whitefield in New York33
   Letter from a Writer in New England to Friends in South Carolina35
   Commentary on George Whitefield's Criticism of Harvard36
   A Letter to George Whitefield from Thomas Young40
 4Religion and Revolution43
   Commentary on the Stamp Act44
   The First Book of the MARKS: A Commentary on the Stamp Act48
   A Resolution Concerning the Anglican Order of Worship50
   Seasonable Reflections on the Conduct of the Puritans51
 5Disestablishment and Its Discontents55
   The Need for a Common Religion with Limited Tolerance for Others58
   A DIALOGUE between Orator Puff and Peter Easy, on the Proposed Plan or Frame of Government60
   The Jews of Rhode Island Welcome the President, with Reply from George Washington63
   Religious Tyranny Yet Practiced in Certain Parts of the United States65
   Commentary on Prayer in Time of War68
   Jefferson the Infidel68
Pt. 2Personal Journalism for a Protestant America71
 6The Missionary Spirit75
   The Missionary Cause77
   Our Own Family81
   Mission to the Slaves85
   Christian Missionaries86
 7The Birth of Modern Religion Reporting89
   From "Awful Disclosures by Maria Monk"91
   Holy Evergreens93
   Religion and Salvation95
   Bible Society Anniversary96
   Religious Intelligence97
   A Revival in Saratoga Springs98
 8Anti-Catholicism in 19th-Century America101
   Riots in Philadelphia103
   The Philadelphia Riots109
   The Bible in the Election113
   Dr. Cheever on the Bible in Schools114
   Trouble in the Wigwam118
 9The Mormon Question121
   The Mormon Massacre123
   Two Hours with Brigham Young127
   Polygamy, Politics and the Union Pacific Railroad133
 10A Nation Divided137
   A Petition from Baptists in Missouri Concerning Slavery and Statehood138
   Mr. Douglas on the Preachers141
   Praying for the Union142
   Morals of the North143
   Church and State144
 11The "Jesus Newspaper"149
   Unique Idea in the History of Journalism151
   The Topeka Capital This Week152
   The Saturday Evening Edition155
   The Devil at Topeka156
   The Sheldon Edition of the Capital158
   First State Convention of the Y.M.C.A. of Ohio162
   Moody's Start168
   Aged Missionary's Tour170
   Billy Sunday on the Rampage at Columbus, Ohio171
   A New Mission173
   Weird Babel of Tongues175
 13The Spirit of Reform177
   Reform through Social Work179
   Against Cigarettes189
   Sunday Preaches to Record Crowds190
 14Faith, Science and Scripture197
   Who Is Fundamental?199
   Science Serves God202
   Why the Anti-Evolution Law Was Introduced203
   Evolution Case Serious Matter to Older Folk207
 15Pulling Together211
   Bigotry Imperils All, Murphy Says213
   Use of Nation's Force in Spirit of Policing Urged by Sockman, Who Decries Hatred216
   War Ban on Liquor Urged by Women217
   Clergymen, Writers Ask End to Bombings218
   Sect Members Ask Draft Exemption219
   Compulsory Salute to Flag Barred by High Court Decision221
Pt. 3Detached Journalism in a Changing World225
 16Consensus Religion229
   Great Religious Revival to Continue Sixth Week230
   Revival Stirs "Colonel Zack"233
   Trends in American Religious Life (Part I)234
   Trends in American Religious Life (Part II)239
   Trends in American Religious Life (Part III)244
 17Winds of Change251
   A Catholic for President?253
   Ecumenical Meeting in Rome Opens260
 18The Death of God265
   Toward a Hidden God266
 19All God's Children281
   How to Read Manifesto283
   A Church for Homosexuals286
   Faith and the Revolution Are Intertwined for Padre Jaime291
   Bishops Call Arms Race "A Curse on Mankind," Vote 238-9 for Letter295
 20The Electronic Church299
   Religious Broadcasting Becomes Big Business, Spreading Across U.S.302
   Richmonders Watching Shows at 2 1/2 Times National Rate308
   Roberts Faces New Challenges on the Televangelist Front312
 21God and the Ballot Box317
   A Revivalist Breeze Blows Across the Country318
   Clout from the Religious Right: Vote324
   For Jackson, Religion and Politics Mix into Formidable Campaign Force329
   What Ever Happened to God's Left Wing?333
   For Muslim Voters in Presidential Race, Party Lines Are Nothing Sacred339
Pt. 4Coping with Diversity, Connecting to Readers345
 22Culture Wars and Hot-Button Issues349
   Life and Death Choices: Anti-Abortion Faction Tries to Justify Homicide350
   Cloning of Dolly Poses Challenge to Local Religious, Ethics Leaders354
   A Complicated Calling: Homosexuals Seeking Place and Peace in Clergy358
 23Church and State365
   Religious Right Using Arm of Law to Push Its Agenda367
   Sect Members Go on Trial in Baby's Death371
   The Bible Is Their Playbook375
 24Pluralism Takes Hold381
   Keeping the Faith382
   Buddhism Takes Root as Mainstream Religion394
   Hinduism Community Large and Growing in U.S.400
   Computerized Faith404
 25Spiritual Journeys411
   "New Age" Religionists Head for the Hills412
   In Search of the Sacred420
 26God and Mammon427
   Thou Shalt Not Lie428
   Churchgoers Are Putting Smaller Portion of Their Incomes into Collection Plates437
   Small Bookstores Struggle in Fight against Goliaths441
 27Insights into Interpretations445
   Bible Scholars Vote: What Did Jesus Say or Not Say?447
   The Reverend: He Was a Preacher452
   Heresy Charge Leveled after Women Recast Church Imagery458
   Unchained Melody463
   Do No Harm - Part IV470
 28Toward a New Millennium475
   Dead End for the Mainline?477
   Pentecostals Black, White Aim to Heal Racial Rift481
   Altering an Institution484
   New Millennium Filling Minds with Things Fantastic490

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