Thus, for example, the contemporary prosperity preaching Pentecostal movements possess a more modern outlook than the classical AICs because the former were greatly inspired by American televangelism
. We are able to place all these movements in certain categories, as I have done above, only because they exhibited similar religious tendencies and emphases.
The general notion is that televangelism
and the use of audiovisual political propaganda have been exclusive strategies of the Evangelical right in the US, i.e., the diverse congregations of Evangelicals, Fundamentalists, Pentecostals, and Charismatics.
JIM BAKKER was credited with helping to start televangelism
in the 1960s before a sex scandal forced him to resign from his ministry.
(49.) The history of religious broadcasting can be traced back to modern revivalism as developed in the 19th century North America (Frankl Razelle, Televangelism
: The Marketing of Popular Religion (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1987), to the so called "frontier evangelism" which always advertised a simple and direct message "carefully packed for maximum effect" (Stewart M.
Contributions by Tim Cooper (comets and meteor showers), Greg Roberts (artificial satellites), Chris Stewart (televangelism
) and Chris de Coning (historical material) are gratefully acknowledged.
During the 1980s boom in Christian "televangelism
" in America, pint-sized Bakker reached the top with his tear-stained style of bible-bashing that had audiences sending in millions of dollars.
There are voices like Tara Woodard Lehman who call out the inherent contradiction between the prosperity gospel found in megachurches and televangelism
and what Jesus actually says about wealth in the Bible.
Thomas, Pradip Ninan and Lee, Philip (eds), Global and Local Televangelism
, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, 2012, ISBN 9 7802 3034 8103, xiv+250 pp., US$75.64.
and the religious uses of television.
For example, the televangelism
trend of the 1970s turned megachurches into media empires.
James, Jonathan D., McDonaldisation, Masala McGospel, and Om Economics: Televangelism
in Contemporary India, 36:48-49