Why Clergy Should Not Ignore Television

Bruce David Forbes

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1998

Issue: Spirituality and Popular Culture (Vol. 18, No 1, Winter, 1998)

Given the overwhelming significance of television in American culture, it dare not be dismissed by clergy and church leaders. Television influences us through its specific and cumulative content and through the nature of the medium itself. Indeed, some suggest that television functions as religion in American life.

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