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Faith makes a TV comeback

September 26th, 2013 in 2013, Bryan Stone, Christian Science Monitor, Newsmakers, School of Theology 0 comments

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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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