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Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America

David Paul Nord

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173116
eISBN:
9780199835683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173112.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the years after 1815, a few visionary entrepreneurs decided the time was right to launch true mass media in America. They believed it was possible through new technology, national organization, ... More


The New Mass Media: National Institutions

David Paul Nord

in Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173116
eISBN:
9780199835683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173112.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the growth of the great national, non-profit religious publishing societies during the second and third decades of the 19th century. It focuses on the American Bible Society, ... More


Epilogue: Fragmentation and Denomination

David Paul Nord

in Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173116
eISBN:
9780199835683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173112.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This epilogue describes the transition of mainstream religious publishing from the millennial high of general supplies conducted by great ecumenical societies to the more steady, yet fragmented, ... More


Publishing for Seekers: Eugene Exman and the Religious Bestsellers of Harper & Brothers

Matthew S. Hedstrom

in The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374490
eISBN:
9780199979141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374490.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The venerable publishing house Harper and Brothers emerged in the late 1920s and 1930s as the firm that best represented the modernization and professionalization of religious publishing in the ... More


The Late Great Planet Earth and Evangelical Cultures of Letters in the 1970s and 1980s

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the field of religious publishing in the 1970s and early 1980s by focusing on Hal Lindsey and C. C. Carlson's The Late Great Planet Earth (1970), a layperson's guide to ... More


The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

Matthew S. Hedstrom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374490
eISBN:
9780199979141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374490.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The story of liberal religion in the twentieth century, this book contends, is a story of cultural ascendency. This may come as a surprise. Most scholarship in American religious history, after all, ... More


Enlarging the Faith Books and the Marketing of Liberal Religion in a Consumer Culture

Matthew S. Hedstrom

in The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374490
eISBN:
9780199979141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374490.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The first major event in the modernization of religious publishing in the twentieth century was the Religious Book Week of the 1920s, an initiative spearheaded by Frederic Melcher and the National ... More


Introduction

Matthew S. Hedstrom

in The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374490
eISBN:
9780199979141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374490.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Introduction outlines the broad themes and arguments of the book, and provides critical background in late nineteenth-century religious publishing and liberal religious intellectual life. The ... More


Introduction

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book is a historical examination of selected popular religious books from the twentieth century, as well as the communities of readers and writers for whom they were important. It emphasizes the ... More


Cuteness and Childhood in Turkey

Jamal J. Elias

in Alef Is for Allah: Childhood, Emotion, and Visual Culture in Islamic Societies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520290075
eISBN:
9780520964402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290075.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on childhood and its representation in Turkey, locating the subject within a broader theoretical discussion of the representation of childhood and of the history of modern ... More


Religion and Popular Print Culture

Erin A. Smith

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234066
eISBN:
9780191803352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter explores the link between religion and popular print culture in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. More specifically, it examines the impact of ... More


The Religious Tract Society

Aileen Fyfe

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Religious Tract Society is an evangelical, interdenominational Protestant organization founded in London in 1799. Its original aim was to produce and distribute religious tracts to convert the ... More


The Ulster Revival, 1859

Heidi Hansson

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on the numerous publications about the religious revival in Ulster in 1859. The descriptions, comments, observations, sermons, and personal testimonies mainly focused on two ... More


Catholic Religious Publishing, 1800–91

Cormac Begadon

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Catholic religious publishing in nineteenth-century Ireland. The production of Catholic literature in Ireland flourished throughout the period. The majority of this was ... More


Women Readers and Catholic Magazines

Úna Ní Bhroiméil

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the devotional periodicals that proliferated in late nineteenth-century Ireland. These periodicals aimed to inculcate and foster a Catholic mentality in the minds of the people. ... More


Why Smart People Believe in God

Arthur Krystal

in Agitations: Essays on Life and Literature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092165
eISBN:
9780300145601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092165.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at smart people's belief in God. It highlights the abundance of books on the subject of God, from the simple-minded tracts that posit His existence on the basis of our existence to ... More


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