Selling God : American religion in the marketplace of culture (Book, 1994) [Huntingdon College Houghton Memorial Library]
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Selling God : American religion in the marketplace of culture

Selling God : American religion in the marketplace of culture

Author: R Laurence Moore
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Religion in America is up for sale. The products range from a plethora of merchandise in questionable taste - such as Bible-based diet books (More of Jesus, Less of Me), Rapture T-shirts (one features a basketball game with half its players disappearing in the Rapture - the caption is "Fast Break"), and bumper stickers and frisbees with inspirational messages - to the unabashed consumerism of Jim Bakker's Heritage
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moore, R. Laurence (Robert Laurence), 1940-
Selling God.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)653029689
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Laurence Moore
ISBN: 0195082281 9780195082289 0195098382 9780195098389
OCLC Number: 28066777
Description: 317 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Moral sensationalism and voracious readers : religious strategies in the antebellum book market --
The spoken word, stage performance, and the profits of religious spectacle --
The end of religious establishment and the beginning of religious politics : the parallel rise of churches and political parties --
Americans learn to play and religion learns to let them --
The market for religious controversy --
Chautauqua and its protective canopy : religion entertainment, and small-town Protestants --
Selling religion in the workplace : wage earners and the pressures of marketed morality --
Religious advertising and progressive Protestant approaches to mass media --
Recent market entries : contemporary evangelicals and purveyors of the New Age.
Responsibility: R. Laurence Moore.
Local System Bib Number:
84196

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'This is a well-documented historical study of a fascinating aspect of American religion. Recommended for public and academic libraries.'C. Robert Nixon, Library Journal, January 1994 'Thoughtful, Read more...

 
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