Faith makes a TV comeback

bryanstoneChristian Science Monitor
Bryan Stone, School of Theology

From snake handlers to trivia buffs, entertainment with religious overtones has gilded the fall TV lineup with the renewals of such ratings-busting shows as “The American Bible Challenge” (GSN), now in its third season, and the return of “Breaking Amish: L.A.,” including a bonus reunion event (TLC)…

Expert quote:

“Consumer culture may render a religious tradition more accessible, but our relationship to that tradition remains one of ‘shoppers’ and ‘consumers’ who engage [with it] as a disposable commodity.”

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