Truly, he was a precursor of the Protestant televangelism
that helped reshape the American religious and political landscapes.
They were founded by indigenous charismatic leaders, although they have been inspired by North American televangelism
in many ways.
A markedly American phenomenon is televangelism
with high-profile programs such as The 700 Club and The Old-Time Gospel Hour.
Those who missed, or have forgotten, the heights of televangelism
in the 1980s may find FitzGerald's narrative of that era entertaining.
Earlier this month, Christian Today magazine reported Rossi was threatened by some of the biggest names in televangelism
because his script will reveal some of the tricks famous faith healers use to fool their audiences, that until now, have remained closely guarded trade secrets.
Communication scholars examine how the televangelism
of the 1980s and 1990s has moved out of mainstream media into specialized digital media where it continues to influence a large number of people.
Although he criticizes televangelism
, Keck refers to research indicating that these televangelists are experienced by the public in certain social strata as people who are more concerned about human need, hurt, loneliness, and meaninglessness.
The 1980s saw the rebound of the conservative political movement in the form of Republican Party presidential candidate Ronald Reagan and the conservative evangelical movement of the likes of Jerry Falwell and televangelism
JIM BAKKER was credited with helping to start televangelism
in the 1960s before a sex scandal forced him to resign from his ministry.
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.
and the religious uses of television.