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Strong Religion, Zealous Media
Christian Fundamentalism and Communication in India

First Edition


July 2008 | 220 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Strong Religion, Zealous Media: Christian Fundamentalism and Communication in India is the first in-depth cultural and social analysis of the growth of conservative forms of Christianity within the Protestant tradition in India and the many ways in which these new churches use the media. Arguing that Christian broadcasting needs to be seen as an essential aspect of a `muscular` Christianity that has increasingly colonised globalising cities such as Chennai, the book concludes with a strong validation of multi-religious India and the need for a robust inter-faith media response to combat religious fundamentalism. This is a highly recommended reading for students, researchers and social scientists involved in religion and media issues, religion departments, seminaries, civil society involved in inter-faith issues and all those who are interested in exploring the politics of religion in the subcontinent.

 
PART I: Locating The Study
 
Christian Fundamentalism and Other Fundamentalisms
 
Christian Fundamentalism and the Media
 
Christianity in India
 
Pentecostalism and Neo-Pentecostalism: The Global and the Local
 
PART II Theory and Concepts
 
Bourdieu, Christianity and Mediated Christianity in India
 
PART III The Cultural/Media Practices of Christian Fundamentalism
 
The Changing Nature of Christian Broadcasting in India
 
Cyber-Contestations: Christian and Hindu Fundamentalisms on the Web
 
Benny Hinn's Festival of Blessings: The Analysis of a Christian Crusade in India
 
PART IV Towards another Religious Communication
 
Communication and the Search for Inter-Subjective Futures
 
Index

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