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An evangelist who conducts religious telecasts.

[Blend of television and evangelist.]

tel′e·van′gel·ism n.
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(Protestantism) US evangelism as preached on television by televangelists
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Noun1.televangelism - evangelism at a distance by the use of television
evangelism - zealous preaching and advocacy of the gospel
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He said that the deceased 'clergyman with fire in his bones' pioneered televangelism in the country which other men of God have since emulated, adding that he would always be remembered as the one who spread the gospel around the four corners of the world.
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.
Evangelical Christianity in both of these forms (the more centrist and publicly acceptable and influential Graham--who became the chaplain to presidents such as Richard Nixon--and the more separatist forces of televangelism) were both mass-mediated phenomena.
Some important aspects of the history of televangelism's popularization of Pentecostalism and charismatic Christianity don't get adequate attention in FitzGerald's book.
(2010) 'Islamic televangelism: religion, media and visuality in contemporary Egypt', Arabic Media Society 10 (Spring).
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. The author argues the strength of President Reagan's use of symbolism--he consistently used "God Bless America" to close speeches--throughout his two terms and the evangelical right was not only "part of Reagan's coalition: it was one of its pillars" (p.