Televangelism and American culture the business of popular religion by Quentin J. Schultze

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Published by Baker Book House in Grand Rapids, Mich .

Written in English

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  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Television in religion -- United States,
  • Religious broadcasting -- Christianity,
  • Popular culture -- United States,
  • United States -- Church history -- 20th century

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-259) and index.

Book details

StatementQuentin J. Schultze.
LC ClassificationsBV656.3 .S385 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination264 p. ;
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1888058M
ISBN 100801083192
LC Control Number90049378

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