Engaging Our Imagination, Empathy, and Angst: How TV Shapes Community

Theresa F. Latini

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2012

Issue: The Screen (Vol. 32, No 3, Summer, 2012)

Television shows can engage our imagination, empathy, and angst in such a way as to shape our life together. When interpreted theologically, these shows may inspire relationships characterized by koinonia. They may move us beyond our limited circles of friendship into larger communal ties through empathetic, parasocial interaction.

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